Mid-Autumn Festival in China

Have you heard about the Mid-Autumn Festival? And for this festival, how much do you know? We have sorted out some knowledge points about it. Now let us talk about it…

Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important festivals in China. Also called the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival.

What is the origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival?

The festival has a history of over 3,000 years. It was derived from the custom of moon worship during the Shang Dynasty. Ancient Chinese emperors worshiped the sun and moon every year to pray for a good harvest. They believed the sun and moon are in charge of the universe.

What is the special food of the Mid-Autumn Festival?

Mooncakes are the must-eat Mid-Autumn food in China. They are a traditional Chinese pastry. Chinese people see in the roundness of mooncakes a symbol of reunion and happiness.
Other foods eaten during the festival are harvest foods, such as crabs, pumpkins, pomeloes, and grapes. People enjoy them at their freshest, most nutritious, and auspicious meanings are particularly associated with round foods.