Editor’s note: The Mid Autumn Festival originated in the ancient times, known in the Han Dynasty, shaped in the early Tang Dynasty, popular after the Song Dynasty. The Mid Autumn Festival symbolizes the reunion of people with the full moon, expressed the feeling of missing hometown and relatives, prays for harvest and happiness, and becomes a rich, colorful and precious cultural heritage.
Worship the moon
Offering sacrifices to the moon is a very old custom in our country. In fact, it is a kind of worship activity of the ancients to the moon.
Light a lantern
On the night of the Mid Autumn Festival, there is the custom of lighting a lantern, people will gather together to guess the riddles written on the lantern.
Eating moon cakes
The mooncake was originally used as a sacrifice to worship the moon. Later, people gradually regarded appreciating the moon and tasting the mooncake as a symbol of a family reunion. Moon cake is a symbol of a great reunion. People regard it as a festival food, give as a present to relatives and friends. So far, eating mooncakes has been a representative custom for the Mid Autumn Festival.