All staff of Goldensea wish our customers a happy Mid-Autumn Festival
The origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival
According to legend, in ancient times, ten suns appeared in the sky at the same time, and the crops withered to death, and the people were struggling. A hero named Hou Yi was extremely powerful. He sympathized with the suffering people, pulled the divine bow, and shot down more than nine suns in one go. , and strictly ordered the last sun to rise and set on time for the benefit of the people. Therefore, he got an elixir from the Queen Mother of the West and handed it over to his wife Chang’e for safekeeping. Unexpectedly, Fengmeng found out about this. When Houyi was not at home, he used a sword to force Chang’e to hand over the elixir. It floated off the ground, rushed out of the window, flew into the sky, and landed on the moon closest to the world to become a fairy. Hou Yi had no choice but to send someone to Chang’e’s favorite back garden, set up an incense table, and put her favorite honey and fresh fruit, and sacrificed to Chang’e in the Moon Palace. When the people heard the news that Chang’e flew to the moon and became an immortal, they set up incense tables under the moon and prayed for good luck to the kind Chang’e.
How many of the six customs of the Mid-Autumn Festival do you know?
- Sacrificial Moon
Sacrifice to the moon is actually a very ancient custom. The essence is that people in ancient times had limited cognition, which led to a kind of worship of the moon. There are such customs all over the world, but the corresponding time and meaning are not the same. This custom has continued to this day, and its meaning is very different from that in ancient times.
- Enjoy the moon
Appreciating the moon evolved from the worship of the moon, from a serious sacrifice to a relaxed leisure. The earliest moon viewing in ancient China was in the Wei and Jin Dynasties. In the Tang Dynasty, the Mid-Autumn Festival moon viewing has become a popular trend, and viewing the moon has also become a kind of people’s sustenance and yearning for a better life.
- Guess the riddle
“Guessing lantern riddles” is also called “playing lantern riddles, which is similar to the Lantern Festival’s custom of guessing lantern riddles, but in fact there is little difference between the two. On the evening of the Mid-Autumn Festival, people write riddles on slips of paper, and then stick the slips on colorful lanterns for people to guess the riddles.
Eating moon cakes is definitely everyone’s favorite custom during the Mid-Autumn Festival. In ancient times, moon cakes were the offerings to the moon god. Slowly, people regarded moon viewing and tasting moon cakes as a symbol of family reunion and happiness. Since the development of moon cakes, various types and flavors have been derived, which are deeply loved by people.
- Osmanthus wine, sweet-scented osmanthus cake
The flowering period of sweet-scented osmanthus is from September to early October every year, which is exactly the stage of the Mid-Autumn Festival, so people often enjoy the moon, drink sweet-scented sweet-scented osmanthus wine, and taste some sweet-scented sweet-scented osmanthus cakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
- Fire Dragon Dance
Fire dragon dance is also a traditional folk cultural activity on the Mid-Autumn Festival. People use some vines, poles, and rice to weave a dragon head and a dragon body of dozens of meters. Eight or nine young men dance and walk through the streets. It is very lively.
This is one of the traditional festivals that we Chinese attach great importance to, and it is also a festival where Chinese people look forward to reunion and celebrate reunion. On the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival, all the staff of Goldensea wish our customers a happy Mid-Autumn Festival and a prosperous business!