- 豬 *//Lv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
The Mid-autumn Festival is always known as having human touch , the one festival of poetic and pictorial splendor the most most. Had and said, on festive occasions more than ever we think of our dear ones far away. Certainly this miss will be deeper on the Mid-autumn Festival, the moment especially that the bright moon is hung high.
The Mid-autumn Festival is the Mid-autumn Festival because it is in the three autumn jobs as harvesting , tilling and planting are made in 15 of the eighth lunar month. The round that the round particularly bright special other things of moon in the sky are big and special this day, so considered as this day the great auspicious day to bring the happy fate which brings lovers together together.
Talk about the source of the Mid-autumn Festival, a lot of different legends and fairy tales have spread all the time among the workshops. Have the lady in the moon moth go straight moon , bright red yuans of jade tablet moon cake rise in revolt , Tang Ming emperor visit moon palace ,etc. story among them.
Chang'e goes straight in the moon
Chang'e steal Yi die elixir of life , dart story to moon palace have a lot of editions after the husband. In earlier record, Chang'e has taken the celestial medicine secretly, has turned into a toad, let the moon be precise.
After going straight in the moon, moon palace where Chang'e lives is actually a lonely place , except a cinnamon and a rabbit, have no other his things . But there is another statement, there is a person called Wu Gang in moon palace.
Tang Ming emperor visits in moon palace
Expensive the emperor's Tang Ming the emperor extraordinary to Chang'e is crazy about. He went to moon palace in one day, saw the moon and a group of fairy maidens good at singing and dancing in moon palace.
Bright red yuans of jade tablet moon cake rise in revolt
Bright red yuans of jade tablet succeed in overthrowing Mongolians, set up Ming Dynasty, it is to hang on the moon cake as the communication tool in the folk legend. Zhu YuanZhang takes the lead to fetch justice , it is message fill in it last everybody at each piece in moon cake filling in accordance with when rise in revolt.
Origin about the Mid-autumn Festival, one of them statement is: It happens to be the moment when the rice is ripe in 15 of the eighth lunar month, every one visits the Village God. It may be the old custom of the newspaper in autumn on the Mid-autumn Festival.
- WinnieLv 71 decade ago
The custom of worshipping the moon (called Xi yue in Chinese) for both the Han and minority nationalities, can be traced as far back as the ancient Xia, and Shang Dynasties (2000 BCE-1066 BCE). In the Zhou Dynasty (1066 BCE-221 BCE), the people celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival to worship the moon.
The practice became very prevalent in the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE) that people enjoyed and worshipped the full moon. In the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), however, people started making round moon cakes, as gifts to their relatives in expression of their best wishes of family reunion. At night, they came out to watch the full moon to celebrate the festival. Since the Ming (1368-1644), and Qing Dynasties (1644-1911), the custom of Mid-Autumn Festival celebration has become unprecedentedly popular.
Stories of the Mid-Autumn Festival
Houyi and Chang'e
While Westerners may talk about the "man in the moon", the Chinese talk about the "woman on the moon". The story of Chang'e, and her flight to the moon, is familiar to every Chinese, and a favourite subject of poets. Unlike many lunar deities in other cultures who personify the moon, Chang'e only lives on the moon. Tradition places Houyi and Chang'e around 2170 BC, in the reign of the legendary Emperor Yao, shortly after that of Huang Di.
There are so many variations of the Chang'e legend that one can become overwhelmed and utterly confused. However, most legends about Chang'e in Chinese mythology involve some variation of the following elements: Houyi, the Archer; Chang'e, the mythical Moon Goddess of Immortality; an emperor, either benevolent or malevolent; an elixir of life; and the Moon: