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October 3, 2009

Mooncake Festival

Ooo.. Happy Mooncake Festival to my all readers..
Did you got eat alots of mooncake today?
Well, im so blessed that suppose today at 1500hrs i suppose to working, but at 1200pm, my manger told me to stay at home to celebrate mooncake festival.. haha.. so happy..

Hmm.. actually this year not really celebrate of the Mooncake Festival oh..
Because yesterday my dad outstation already;
then kakak also went home;
Brother don want to eat;
so left me, little sis and mom eat..

Me and mom just cooked the simple dinner to celebrate only.. haha..
because 3 poeples eat only ma..
so just simple simple only lo..
Then now im going to tell you that about a little bit about Mooncake Legend.. keke..
Well, lets start..

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, or in Chinese, Zhongqiu Jie (traditional Chinese: 中秋節), is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese people, Japanese people (Tsukimi festival in Japanese), Koreans (Chuseok festival in Korean), and Vietnamese people (even though they celebrate it differently), dating back over 3,000 years to moon worship in China's Shang Dynasty. In Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines, it is also sometimes referred to as the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is usually around late September or early October in the Gregorian calendar. It is a date that parallels the autumn and spring Equinoxes of the solar calendar, when the moon is supposedly at its fullest and roundest. The traditional food of this festival is the mooncake, of which there are many different varieties

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the few most important holidays in the Chinese calendar, the others being Chinese New Year and Winter Solstice, and is a legal holiday in several countries. Farmers celebrate the end of the summer harvesting season on this date. Traditionally on this day, Chinese family members and friends will gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, and eat moon cakes and pomelos together.

Accompanying the celebration, there are additional cultural or regional customs, such as:

  • Eating mooncakes outside under the moon

  • Putting pomelo rinds on one's head

  • Carrying brightly lit lanterns, lighting lanterns on towers, floating sky lantern

  • Burning incense in reverence to deities including Chang'e

  • Planting Mid-Autumn trees

  • Collecting dandelion leaves and distributing them evenly among family members

  • Fire Dragon Dances


KianHinish said...

Well, I celebrated with quite a big number of people...about 17 people la...hehe!!
Anyway how did you know about the culture and stuff on this celebration?
I never really learn about it.
Hmm...you should blog about Clement and then we all shall know what kind of person he really is...hehe!!

Manda's Life said...

KianHinish, great that u can celebrate with a group of people.. must be very "re nao" rite? u should update ur blog la.. adui.. erm.. i ask my Grandma while oso asking some uncle and aunty and search at internet too.. ><

Aiya, no need to write about him de la at my blog, u guys will know him more easy de... haha.. xD