Celebrate Chinese traditional Mid-Autumn Festival!
August 15th in Chinese Lunar Calendar is the Mid-Autumn Day.It is one of the most important traditional festivals in China.
On that day people usually go back home to have family reunion.Each family will have the members get together to have a big dinner.The most popular food is moon cakes.They are round and look like the moon.
The moon is the brightest this night.People eat the delicious food while they are enjoying a beautiful full moon in their yard.At this time,some old people would like to tell many past events and tell the children a story about the rabbit on the moon .The children really believe that there is a rabbit on the moon.They hope to go to the moon and have a look one day.
What a great festival!
Mid-autumn Day is August 15th on lunar calendar. According to history records, Chinese emperor has tradition that worship the Sun in spring and worship the Moon in autumn. As august 15th is exactly the middle of autumn, so it is called Mid-Autumn Day.
The traditional food of Mid-Autumn Day is Moon cake, a round baked cake with fillings in it. The round shape of moon cake represents family reunion. In the night of Mid-Autumn Day, every family has moon cake and watches the moon.
One most famous story is Chang’e flying to the moon. Thousands of years ago, there were 9 suns in the sky, many people felt too hot to live. A young man called Yi was brave enough and shot 8 suns to the ground and saved people. One day Yi got a potion of elixir from Queen Mother and gave his wife Chang’e to keep. A man named Peng Meng knew about the elixir and wanted to get it from Chang’e. One day when Yi was out for hunting, Peng Meng went to rob the elixir. In order to protect the elixir, Chang’e swallowed all of the elixir then flied to the moon.