Mid-Autumn Festival---Chinese traditions

Published Date: 2023-09-19 14:09:06 Views: 390

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the important traditional Chinese festivals and is also the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. It originated from the farming culture of ancient China and can be traced back to the Zhou Dynasty.The celebration activities of the Mid-Autumn Festival mainly include appreciating the moon, eating moon cakes, appreciating sweet-scented osmanthus, appreciating chrysanthemum。

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the important traditional festivals in China, with different customs and habits in different places.

1. Moon cakes: The most important traditional food during the Mid-Autumn Festival is moon cakes.
2. Moon appreciation: On the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival, people gather together to enjoy the moon.
3. Lanterns: During the Mid-Autumn Festival, people will hang colorful lanterns at their doorsteps and yards to express joy and pray for blessings.
4. Play with lanterns: During the Mid-Autumn Festival, lantern shows will be held in some places, and people can appreciate lanterns of various shapes and styles, such as dragon lanterns, lion dance lanterns, etc.
5. Mooncake competition: Some places will hold mooncake competitions, and contestants need to eat a certain number of mooncakes within a specified time to show their appetite and appetite.
6. Appreciate sweet-scented osmanthus: Mid-Autumn Festival is the season when sweet-scented osmanthus blooms. People go to parks or suburbs to enjoy the sweet-scented osmanthus and feel the beauty of autumn.
7. Making lanterns: During the Mid-Autumn Festival, folk artists in some places will make lanterns. They used bamboo and colored paper to make lanterns of various shapes, showing off their skills and creativity.

The most distinctive traditional folk customs of China’s Mid-Autumn Festival——The most distinctive traditional folk custom in southern Fujian (Mid-Autumn cake betting) is one of the national intangible cultural heritages.

During the Mid-Autumn Festival, a game called “cake fighting” is popular in Xiamen, Quanzhou, Anhai and other places in southern Fujian. It is said that it was invented by Zheng Chenggong when he was stationed in Xiamen to relieve the soldiers’ Mid-Autumn Festival lovesickness and to boost morale. , has now become a festival culture with southern Fujian characteristics.

The gameplay of “Bake Cake” is very simple. Everyone participating in the game takes turns throwing 6 dice into a large porcelain bowl. The level of the prize is determined based on the number of the dice. The prize of the game was originally a set of special mooncakes called “Hui Cake”, hence the name “Bou Cake”.

 

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