The Mid-Autumn Festival
The Mid-Autumn Festival1, “Zhong Qiu Jie” probably began as a harvest festival. The festival was later given a mythological flavour with legends of Chang-E, the beautiful lady in the moon.The Mid-Autumn Festival probably began as a harvest festival.It was later given a mythological flavour with tales of chang ‘e, the beautiful lady in the moon.2, Zhong Qiu Jie, which is also known as the Autumn Festival,is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar.It is a time for family members and loved ones to congregate and enjoy the full moon-an auspicious symbol ofabundance, harmony and luck. It is a time for families to get together and enjoy the full moon, a symbol of abundance, harmony and luck.4, Adults will usually indulge in fragrant mooncakes of many varieties with a good cup of piping hot Chinese tea,while the little ones run around with their brightly-lit lanterns.Adults ate delicious moon cakes and sipped hot Chinese tea while children played with rabbit lanterns.5, In the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties, it grew to be a major Festival of China.This festival was popular in the Song Dynasty, to the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and New Year’s Day has become one of the major festivals in China.