The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Festival of the Moon Festival, is a traditional Chinese folk festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival originated from celestial worship and evolved from the autumn festival moon in ancient times. Since ancient times, the Mid-Autumn Festival has had folk customs such as moon festival, moon viewing, eating moon cakes, watching flower lanterns, viewing osmanthus flowers, drinking osmanthus wine, etc., which have been passed down to this day and have lasted for a long time.
Mid-Autumn Moon Appreciation refers to the Mid-Autumn Festival of the eighth month of the lunar calendar to watch the full moon, and the folk Mid-Autumn Festival moon appreciation activities began around the Wei and Jin dynasties and flourished in the Tang and Song dynasties.
Legend has it that Chang'e, in order to save dan medicine from falling into the hands of the wicked, ascended to heaven and went to the moon after eating it by mistake, just on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, and her husband Houyi and the people missed her, and on this day they admired the moon and ate moon cakes, hoping for her return.
Mooncakes are representatives of traditional Chinese food, and there are many types of mooncakes, such as five-kernel stuffed mooncakes made of grains, black sesame seeds, and salted egg yolks that are popular with everyone.
Seeing the lanterns during the Mid-Autumn Festival symbolizes a happy reunion. In ancient times, lanterns are mainly used for lighting, Mid-Autumn Festival, streets and alleys hung with flower lanterns, the whole family gathered together, together with flower lanterns, flower lanterns, guessing riddles, etc., flower lanterns not only represent the road to illuminate the reunion, but also create a reunion atmosphere.
The Mid-Autumn Festival Fire Dragon Dance is a folk event that regularly celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival every year to ward off plague and pray for blessings. Legend has it that dragons can carry clouds and rain, eliminate disasters and send blessings, symbolizing auspiciousness, so praying for peace and harvest by dancing dragons has become a custom throughout the country.