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Mid Autumn Festival 2018

At first, Zhanhua Seafood give our best wishes to you, hope you are health and family reunion in Mid-Autumn Festival.

As one of the most important traditional Chinese festivals, Mid-Autumn Festival, also called Moon Day, falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, Sept 24 this year. ZhanHua seafood will celebrate during Festival, and be on holiday in the day.

For the festival, there is a romantic legend, which concerns a pretty, Chang E and his beloved Houyi, an archer, who saved the earth by shooting down nine of the suns. Houyi became a tyrant and stole an elixir from a goddess, but his beautiful wife, Chang E, drank it to save the people from her husband's forever tyrannical rule and she became a goddess, had to fly to Moon. So till now, we can watch Chang E in the moon.

In the traditional, on the festival day, family members gather to offer sacrifice to the moon, appreciate the bright full moon, eat moon cakes, and express strong yearnings toward family members and friends who live afar. In addition, there are some other customs like playing lanterns, and dragon and lion dances in some regions. The unique customs of ethnic minorities are interesting as well, such as “chasing the moon” of Mongolians, and “steal vegetables or fruits” of the Dong people.

The Moon Cake is the special food of Mid-Autumn Festival. On that day, people sacrifice moon cakes to the moon as an offering and eat them for celebration. Moon cakes come in various flavors according to the region. The moon cakes are round, symbolizing the reunion of a family, so it is easy to understand how the eating of moon cakes under the round moon can evoke longing for distant relatives and friends. Nowadays, people present moon cakes to relatives and friends to demonstrate that they wish them a long and happy life.

Due to frequent communications with China and migrations of Chinese people, Mid-Autumn Festival has become popular in other parts of the world, especially neighboring Asian countries where it is celebrated in the same way as in China, while others add their own customs.

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