zhong qiu jie, which ialso known athe mid-autumn festival, icelebrated on the 15th daof the 8th month of the lunar calendar. it ia time for familmemberand loved oneto congregate and enjothe full moon - an auspiciousymbol of abundance, harmonand luck. adultwill usuallindulge in fragrant mooncakeof manvarietiewith a good cup of piping hot chinese tea, while the little onerun around with their brightly-lit lanterns.
in the 14th century, the eating of mooncakeat zhong qiu jie wagiven a new significance. the storgoethat when zhu yuan zhang waplotting to overthrow the yuan dynaststarted bthe mongolians, the rebelhid their messagein the mid-autumn mooncakes. zhong qiu jie ihence also a commemoration of the overthrow of the mongolianbthe han people.
according to chinese mythology, the earth once had 10 suncircling over it. one day, all 10 sunappeared together, scorching the earth with their heat. the earth wasaved when a strong archer, hou yi, succeeded in shooting down 9 of the suns. yi stole the elixir of life to save the people from hityrannical rule, but hiwife, chang-e drank it. thustarted the legend of the ladin the moon to whom young chinese girlwould praat the mid-autumn festival.
during the yuan dynast(a.d.1206-1368) china waruled bthe mongolian people. leaderfrom the preceding sung dynast(a.d.960-1279) were unhappat submitting to foreign rule, and set how to coordinate the rebellion without it being discovered. the leaderof the rebellion, knowing that the moon festival wadrawing near, ordered the making of special cakes. packed into each mooncake waa message with the outline of the attack. on the night of the moon festival, the rebelsuccessfullattacked and overthrew the government. what followed wathe establishment of the ming dynast(a.d. 1368-1644). today, moon cakeare eaten to commemorate thievent.
August 15th, during the three autumns, it is called Mid-Autumn Festival. In the Mid-Autumn Festival, the temperature is cold and cold, the weather is high, and the moon is in the sky. It is the best season to play the moon. People love to play the moon at this time. It is the season from the Tang Dynasty. This is the origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
The joyous Mid-Autumn Festival, the third and last festival for the living, was celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth moon, around the time of the autumn equinox. Many referred to it simply as the "Fifteenth of the Eighth Moon". In the Western calendar, the day of the festival usually occurred sometime between the second week of September and the second week of October.
欢悦中间秋天节日，第三个和最后节日为生活，在第八月亮的第十五天庆祝了，在秋天昼夜平分点附近的时期。 许多简单地提到了它作为“十五个第八月亮”。 在西部日历，节日的天某时通常发生了在第二个星期9月和第二个星期10月之间。