Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

- Sep 27, 2018-

Eat moon cakes to show "reunion." Moon cakes, also known as Hu cakes, palace cakes, moon groups, harvest cakes, reunion cakes, etc., are the offerings of the ancient Mid-Autumn Festival to worship the moon god. According to legend, in ancient China, the emperor had a ritual system of spring festivals and autumn festivals. In the folk, during the Mid-Autumn Festival in August, there are also customs that worship the moon or worship the moon. "August 15th, the round of the moon, the Mid-Autumn Festival moon cake is sweet and sweet", this name tells the custom of eating moon cakes for urban and rural people in the Mid-Autumn Festival. The moon cake was originally used to worship the moon god. Later, people gradually used the Mid-Autumn Festival to appreciate the moon and taste the moon cake as a symbol of family reunion. Slowly, the moon cake became a must-have gift for the festival.

The moon cake is round, and the dynasty that was given the meaning of reunion is Ming. Liu Wei’s "The Emperor Jingjing Scenery" said: "On August 15th, the sacrifice of the fruit cake will be round." Tian Yucheng said "West Lake Tour Shimao" : "August 15 is called Mid-Autumn Festival, and folks use moon cakes to share the meaning of reunion." In the "Wan Bu Zai Ji", Shen Bang also recorded the grand occasion of making moon cakes in the Mid-Autumn Festival in Beijing in the Ming Dynasty: The remains are different in size and are called moon cakes. The market is filled with fruit, and the name is a strange name. There is a cake with a value of hundreds of dollars.” The ingenious cake makers are refurbished, and various patterns are made on the moon cakes. Peng Yunzhang "Yuzhou Tufeng" describes: "Yuegong Fu, painted into a jade rabbit kiln residence; moon palace cake, the system of silver 蟾 府 影 。 。 。 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一 一In the Qing Dynasty, eating moon cakes in the Mid-Autumn Festival has become a common custom, and the production skills are getting higher and higher. Qingren Yuan Mei's "With the Garden Food List" introduced: "Puff pastry moon cake, with pine nuts, walnut kernels, melon seeds and rock sugar, lard for stuffing, food is not sweet and sweet and delicate, unusual." Beijing moon cake In the past, the door was made by the door to the US. Throughout the country, five flavors series of Beijing, Tianjin, Jiangsu, Guangxi and Chaozhou have been formed, and many local folk customs have been created around the Mid-Autumn Festival and the moon, such as Jiangnan’s “Bu-Sha Yuan”: cutting moon cakes into large, medium and small Blocks, stacked together, the largest is placed below, as "the champion"; the middle is placed in the middle, the "second eye"; the smallest is above, the "flower". Then the whole family rolls the dice, who has the most digital, that is, the champion, eats large chunks; in turn, the second place, the flower, the game for fun.