Views: 43 Author: UC Marine China Publish Time: 24-09-2018 Origin: www.ucmarine.com
UC Marine China Wishes All Customers A Happy Mid-Autumn Festival
Looking back at the development of our company for eight years, every progress and success we have achieved is inseparable from your concern, trust, support and participation. In the years to come, we will continue to provide you with quality and efficient products and services to achieve mutual benefit and win-win. Wish you and your family a happy Mid-autumn Festival!
Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month according to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival in China after the Chinese New Year. It takes its name from the fact that it is always celebrated in the middle of the autumn season. The day is also known as the Moon Festival, as at that time of the year the moon is at its roundest and brightest.
The Mid-Autumn Festival began as early as 3000 years ago during the Shang Dynasty. While it has certainly evolved over the years, this festival remains at the root of Chinese culture. There are many cases of the Mid-Autumn Festival appearing in Chinese poems and literature. One of the most popular poems centered around this happy time is the “Water Tone Song”, a work by Su Shi. The festival is also evident in family traditions and various works of art.
The Mid-Autumn Festival was traditionally celebrated by the Han Chinese, but many other ethnic groups across China and the entire world now recognize the holiday. Outside of China, the Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated by the Japanese, Vietnamese, Koreans, Filipinos, and many others. This offers a clear example of the influence of Chinese culture on the rest of the world.
One of the most sought after treats during the Mid-Autumn Festival is the moon cake, or yuebing (月饼). Moon cakes are a sweet pastry made from wheat or rice flour and sugar. They are often filled with watermelon seed paste, red bean paste, or lotus seed paste for flavor and texture. Moon cakes vary in design and flavor depending on which region you are in.
For example, the Cantonese moon cake is sweet, but is sometimes filled with pork or duck fillings. In contrast, the Beijing moon cake is a much lighter pastry that is almost always flavored with a light sweetness. The focus for this style is appearance and design over flavor.
Moon cakes can be found in both restaurants and small homes to celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival. They are often decorated with an elaborate design or characters to make them appear more festive. Moon cakes are often given to family members as gifts as a show of honor and respect during Mid-Autumn festival reunions. Traditional family meals are also enjoyed during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
The Mid-Autumn Festival in China has various legends and lore surrounding its traditions. One of the most popular legends is that of Chang’e and Hou Yi. According to this legend, the world had ten suns that destroyed the crops of the Earth and made people suffer. A Chinese hero known as Hou Yi crafted a bow and shot down all of the suns except one with his arrows.
For saving mankind, the Queen of Heaven rewarded Hou Yi with a potion immortality. Hou Yi did not drink the potion because he wanted to stay with his wife, Chang’e. Hou Yi gave the immortality potion to his wife for safe keeping, but she drank it one day when she was attacked. This caused her to become immortal and fly to the moon. People honor Chang’e with moon cakes and offerings of food for good fortune. Other popular Moon Festival legends include the “Jade Rabbit” and “Wu Gang and the Cherry Bay”.