On the 15th of the lunar calendar every year, it is a traditional Mid-Autumn Festival. This is the middle of the fall, so it is called Mid-Autumn Festival. In the Chinese lunar calendar, the year is divided into four seasons, each season is divided into three parts: Meng, Zhong and Ji, so the Mid-Autumn Festival is also called Zhongqiu. The moon on August 15 is more round and brighter than the full moons of other months, so it is also called "Moon Festival" and "August Festival." This night, people look up to the sky like a jade, and naturally expect family reunion. The wanderer far away from home is also relying on his own thoughts about his hometown and his loved ones. Therefore, the Mid-Autumn Festival is also known as the "Reunion Festival."
In the Tang Dynasty, the Mid-Autumn Festival and the Moon were quite popular. In the Northern Song Dynasty Jingshi. On the 15th and 15th nights, people from all over the city, regardless of the rich and the poor, must wear adult clothes, burn incense and say their wishes to the moon, and pray for the blessing of the moon god. In the Southern Song Dynasty, folks gave gifts with moon cakes and took the meaning of reunion. In some places, there are activities such as dancing grass dragons and building pagodas. Since the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the customs of the Mid-Autumn Festival have become more popular; in many places, special customs such as burning incense, tree Mid-Autumn Festival, point tower lights, sky lanterns, moon walking, and dancing dragons have been formed.
Today, the custom of playing in the lower reaches of the month is far from prevailing. However, the banquet month is still very popular. People ask the moon for wine, celebrate the good life, "toast to the moon," or wish the distant relatives healthy and happy, and the family "a thousand miles together."
In the Mid-Autumn Festival, the customs of each place are different, but each one is based on people’s infinite love for life and yearning for a better life.
Wish people all over the world safe and sound!