"Mooncake Festival" Local Culture Tip by AsiaBarney
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Mooncake Festival falls on the 12nd of September (Chinese Lunar the 15th of August) this year, it's often called Mid-Autumn Festival, the moon looks the fullest. On this day, Overseas Chinese especially children will carry Deng Long (Candle Lamp) with all kind of shapes and all kind of themes i.e. Cartoon Theme: Mickey Mouse, Doe Rae Moon, Snow White; Animals Theme, Flower Theme etc etc.
In Kuang Kuang's hometown, families often bring their children to the lake, let the children enjoy carrying their Deng Long, walking around in the Garden under the moonlight! It certainly looks very beautiful to see the candles light twinkles in the dark! Some families like to gather around, eat the mooncakes with some Chinese tea under the moonlight, and share the festive joy with Chang'e whom we believe she lives on the moon.
Let's share the legend of the Mooncake Festival:-
During Yuan Dynasty (1280?1368) in the 14th century. A group of Chinese tried to overthrow the Mongol Ruler. Liu Bowen of Zhejiang Province, advisor to the Chinese residents in the city to bless the longevity of the Mongol emperor. Inside each cake was inserted a piece of paper with the message, 'Kill the Mongols on the 15th day of the 8th Moon.' On the night of the Moon Festival, the rebels successfully attacked and overthrew the government. Then it was the establishment of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), under Zhu. Ever since the Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated with mooncakes on a national level. (Wikipedia)
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