What is the story behind the moon festival?

What is the story behind the moon festival?

The early form of the Mid-Autumn Festival was derived from the custom of moon worship during the Zhou Dynasty over 3,000 years ago. In ancient China, most emperors worshiped the moon annually. Then the custom was accepted by the masses and became more and more popular over time.

Why is the Mid-Autumn Festival so important?

The day of the Mid-autumn Festival is traditionally thought to be auspicious for weddings, as the moon goddess is believed to extend conjugal bliss to couples. The festival started more than 2,000 years ago as a post-autumn harvest celebration, which was devoted to thanking the gods.

When did the moon festival start?

The Mid-Autumn Festival has a long history of over 3,000 years. It originated from the custom of worshipping the moon during the Zhou Dynasty (1046 – 256 BC). The custom of the Moon Festival was mainly shaped in the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907). It became popular after the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279).

Who celebrates Midutenn festival?

ethnic Chinese
The Full Moon Festival, or Mid-Autumn Festival, is a harvest festival celebrated by ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese people on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese Han and Vietnamese calendars.

How do we celebrate Moon Festival?

How to Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival

  1. Reunite with Family.
  2. Admire the Full Moon.
  3. Eat Moon Cakes.
  4. Light and Hang up Lanterns.
  5. Guess Lantern Riddles.
  6. Worship the Moon.
  7. Pray to the Moon.
  8. Enjoy Lion Dance and Dragon Dance.

How do Vietnamese Celebrate Moon Festival?

In Vietnam, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a festival mainly for the Children. During the festival parents buy their children various types of lanterns, snacks and funny masks. Rice is harvested before the 15th day of the 8th lunar month (mid-autumn) in Vietnam. Each household then offers sacrifices to the God of Earth.

How long is the moon festival celebrated?

three days
In mainland of China, the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday is three days long. The 2022 Mid-Autumn holiday falls on Sep. 10 (Saturday) and the holiday is from Sep. 10 to 12.

Which country celebrates Moon Festival?

For millennia, China has celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhongqiu Jie), also known as the Moon Festival. It takes place on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar.

What is Vietnamese mooncake?

Vietnamese mooncakes have two basic parts: crust and filling. The ingredients usually consist of: jam, dried sausage, mung bean paste, salt, sugar, cooking oil, sugared lard, lotus seed, watermelon seed, etc. Compared to other variants, Vietnamese mooncakes’ flavor is more on the sweet side.