Today is Mid-Autumn Festival!
01.What is Mid-Autumn Festival?
To the Chinese, Mid-Autumn Festival means family reunion and peace. The festival is celebrated when the moon is believed to be the biggest and fullest. To the Chinese, a full moon is a symbol of prosperity, happiness, and family reunion.
02. How the Chinese Celebrate Mid-Autumn? :
How the Chinese Celebrate Mid-Autumn?Many traditional and meaningful celebrations are held in most households in China, and China's neighboring countries. The main traditions and celebrations include eating mooncakes, having dinner with family, gazing at and worshipping the moon, and lighting lanterns.
03. One of the legends of Mid-Autumn Festival中秋节传说之一
Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as the Moon Festival)，the third major festival of the Chinese calendar， is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month.
The moon definitely spins countless legends throughout the ages. Of course， the most famous legend is the one surrounding the “lady living in the moon” that dates back to ancient times， to a day when ten suns appeared at once in the sky. The Emperor ordered a famous archer to shoot down the nine extra suns. Once the task was accomplished， Goddess of Western Heaven rewarded the archer with a pill that would make him immortal. However， his wife found the pill， took it， and was banished to the moon as a result. Legend says that her beauty is greatest on the day of the festival.
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