◎ Why eat mooncakes on Mid-Autumn Festival?

Why eat mooncakes on Mid-Autumn Festival?

On Mid-Autumn Fest, people eat mooncakes, pastries usually filled with sweet paste to celebrate the moon. Sometimes you’ll get a mooncake with an egg yolk inside to symbolize the moon. If you get one with egg yolk, it’s considered good luck!


The origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival?

The Mid-Autumn Festival is the second largest festival in China after the Chinese Lunar New Year. The moon on that day is considered the roundest and brightest of the year. In Chinese culture, the round moon symbolizes the meaning of reunion. They usually celebrate with their family members, admire the moon together, eat reunion dinner together, and even share moon cakes with each other to celebrate the full moon.


When is the Mid-Autumn Festival?

The fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month in the Chinese lunar calendar is the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. Mainland China will have a holiday on that day. If it is combined with the weekend, it will have a three-day holiday. The Mid-Autumn Festival in 2022 happens to be on Saturday, September 10th. Most Chinese companies will choose to have three days off from September 10th until September 12th. The company will return to work on September 13th.


As a mainland entrepreneur, our Yueqing Dahe Electric Button Company has a holiday this year: 9.10-9.12 (three days in total)

During this period, if customers want to buy button switches, metal signal lights, high current press switch, micro switches, buzzers and other products, please contact our official mailbox for consultation. We will reply you within 24 hours after receiving the email, thank you for your cooperation.


What activities are there on the Mid-Autumn Festival?

1. Eat moon cakes:As a Mid-Autumn Festival food, of course, its existence is indispensable.This is one of the most popular activities. Mooncakes usually have cookies with various fillings, such as egg yolks, flowers, bean paste, nuts, etc. The shape is round, symbolizing the full moon and reunion.

2. Appreciate the moon: The moon on the Mid-Autumn Festival is the roundest and brightest in the year, which symbolizes the reunion of the family. Even when the family is not at home, they will also make a remote phone call with their family to appreciate the moon in the sky. together.

3. Worship the moon: This tradition has a history of many years, that night they will use moon cakes and offerings to the moon, make wishes, kowtow, worship, etc.

4. Enjoy the reunion dinner: During the festival, every family will make time to go home for a party and prepare a rich dinner to enjoy.

5. Making holiday lanterns: This activity is more focused on children in mainland China. Most schools teach students how to make lanterns the day before the holiday. When the Mid-Autumn Festival comes, the children will take out the lanterns they made and play to add to the festive atmosphere.

6. Drink sweet-scented osmanthus wine: The Mid-Autumn Festival is the season when sweet-scented osmanthus is in full bloom, and people will make sweet-scented sweet-scented osmanthus wine. Osmanthus wine is pale yellow, has a strong aroma of sweet-scented osmanthus, and has a sour taste when drinking.

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