Thursday, October 4, 2012

Chinese Moon Cake Causes Residents Homecoming

Chinese Moon Cake Causes Residents Homecoming:
Homecoming massive is happening in China these days. Society is celebrating Moon Cake Festival.

Moon Cake Festival (Moon Cake) or in the Hokkien language called "Gwee Oia" or "Tiong Chiu Pia" also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival (Mid Autumn Festival - in Mandarin: Zhong Qiu Jie).

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This festival is a day of joy Chinese family symbolized by the presence of a full moon. Usually at this moment right now hanging out with family.

Zhong Qiu Jie Festival falls on the 15th of the 8th month of lunar calendar based on calculations Chinese (Lunar).
This is the period in which the moon is closest to Earth, alongside bats and a glowing red sky, symbolizing the union between a man (the sun) and female (moon), like Yin and Yang in Chinese tradition.

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Mooncakes tradition first appeared in the Xia and Shang dynasties. It is the tradition of the ancient Chinese ritual ritual that is sufficient, but the celebration of a new tradition was popular when the Tang Dynasty.

 

The origins
Zhong Qiu Jie Festival from diverse agrarian culture in China. Autumn is the end of the harvest, so farmers begged God of Earth in order to be a good season next season. As well as a thanksgiving for the harvest that has been experienced.

However, there is a growing legend of the celebration. Once upon a time, there used to be 10 suns in the sky. Earth is very hot, people live with the drought. There emerged a great archer, Hou Yi, who finally shoots the sun and leaves 9 1 only. Since it was known as the hero Hou Yi and later became King in China.

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One day, Hou Yi went to the Kunlun mountains and met the Queen Xi Wang Mu. Queen gives panacea, Hou Yi could rise into the sky and become a god. Hou Yi deliver the drug to his wife, Chang'e. However, this news was heard by Peng Meng, a court official who stole beniat ingredients.

One day when Hou Yi was not in court, Peng Meng Chang'e infiltrate the room and forced Chang to deliver the drug. Aware that he was not able to fight Meng Peng, Chang'e took the drug and ate it while running away.

Suddenly he felt his body become lighter and began flying upwards. While worrying about her husband, he finds himself landing on the moon, Earth's closest celestial bodies.

When Hou Yi returned, he was very upset after knowing what had happened. He then built an altar in the garden belonging to the memory of his wife Chang'e. There he lay Change favorite foods and fresh fruits as an offering to his wife in months.








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