August 15 of the lunar calendar is China’s traditional festival – the Mid Autumn Festival. In this festival, most families will sit together to eat moon cakes and watch the moon. How comfortable!
Today, our family held an activity. Only by saying poems about the moon can we eat moon cakes. My cousin first said, “it’s not easy. The moon shines in front of the window…” after that, she smiled proudly, stretched out her shadowless palm and wanted to catch the moon cakes, but my aunt knocked it off with one hand and said, “it’s about the mid autumn moon, not missing!” after that, she read it, “It’s a long time to leave and spend the Mid Autumn Festival in July ~” after that, he picked up the largest moon cake in front of everyone and ate it with relish.
I couldn’t watch anymore and said loudly, “I’ll come! I know a lot! When will the moon be there? Ask the blue sky for wine… People look at the moon tonight and don’t know whose house Autumn Thoughts fall… It’s not a long night in this life. Where will the moon look next year? See? I can eat.” I had to pick my eyebrows, hum a song, take the moon cakes and go to one side to cool down.
Watching the moon slowly climb up, I seemed to see a lovely little jade rabbit in Chang’e’s arms. Suddenly, my cousin jumped out from behind me and said, “tell me the origin of the Mid Autumn Festival?” So I sat down with my cousin and told her about the origin of the Mid Autumn Festival: as the name suggests, the Mid Autumn Festival is just half of autumn in the lunar calendar, so it got its name. It has many nicknames. Now we often say August Festival, reunion festival or mid autumn festival. Here, the “Zhong” is not a wrong word, which is similar to “Mid Autumn Festival” In our Chinese lunar calendar, a year is divided into four seasons, and each season is divided into three parts: Meng, Zhong and Ji. August is the “mid autumn” month, so August 15 is also called the Mid Autumn Festival.
After hearing this, my sister nodded and said, “is Chang’e running to the moon related to the Mid Autumn Festival?” I smiled and got up from the stool: “Yes, let me tell you something. In ancient times, Hou Yi and Chang’e were a couple. One day, Hou Yi shot the sun and made meritorious service. The queen mother of the West rewarded him with fairy medicine. On August 15, Hou Yi took people hunting. His disciple Simon went to his house to steal medicine. Hou Yi’s wife Chang’e swallowed it to protect the fairy medicine. Chang’e who took the fairy medicine flew into heaven uncontrollably, and the late Hou Yi only saw that it was about to disappear The lost Chang’e. later, I thought to commemorate the kind Chang’e, so I set this day as the Mid Autumn Festival. “As soon as I finished speaking, I heard someone clapping behind me. I saw that it was my aunt. My aunt flicked her cousin’s head with her hand:” Hello, learn from your sister! “My cousin stuck out her tongue and went to eat moon cakes.
Mid Autumn Festival, that’s it.