The Mid-Autumn Festival has all interesting history. Long ago in one of the dynasties of China there was a king who was very cruel to the people and did not manage the country well. The people were so angry that some brave ones suggested killing the king. So they wrote notes telling about the meeting place and time and put them into cakes.
On the 15th day of the 8th lunar month every person was told to buy the cakes. When they ate them they discovered the notes. So they gathered together to make a sudden attack on the king. From then on the Chinese people celebrate on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month and eat moon cakes in memory of that important event.
When the Mid-Autumn Festival is near, shop windows are beautifully decorated. Many moon cakes are displayed for people to buy. People send presents such aswine, fruits and moon cakes to their friends and relatives. In the evening of the day, they have a feast. After the feast, they go out to the garden to look at the moon. The children run and laugh on the streets.
It is believed that the moon is at her brightest on this night. Many poems have been written about it, and poets are never tired of reading and writing such poems. In Chinese literature, the moon of the Mid Autumn Festival has been compared to a looking-glass, a jade rabbit, and so on. It seems that Chinese literature takes far more interest in the moon than in the sun.
The Mid—Autumn is a very important Chinese festival. It falls on the 15th day of August. A few days before the festival， everyone in the family will help to make the house clean and beautiful. Lanterns will be hung in front of the house. On the evening there will be a big family dinner. People who work far away from their homes will try to come back for the union. After dinner， people will light the lanterns which are usually red and round. Children will play with their own toy lanterns happily. At night the moon is usually round and bright. People can enjoy the moon while eating moon—cakes which are the special food for this festival. They can look back on the past and look forward to the future together. It is said that there was a dragon in the sky. The dragon wanted to swallow up the moon. To protect the frighten the dragon away.
Admire the full moonIn the Mid Autumn Festival, China will celebrate the ancient customs, "book of Rites" in the records of "autumn month", namely the worship of god,Mid Autumn Festival customs. To Zhou Dai, every Mid Autumn Festival night to meet the cold and festival. Large incense table, put the moon cake, watermelon, apples, plums, grapes and other seasonal fruits, cakes and watermelon is absolutely cannot little. Watermelon also cut into lotus shaped.In the Tang Dynasty, the Mid Autumn Festival, the moon is quite popular. In the Song Dynasty, to celebrate the mid autumn festival wind more prosperous, according to the Tokyo Menghua recorded "record:" mid autumn night, your home decorative knot taixie, civil war accounted for restaurants play a month ". Whenever this day, the capital of all shops, restaurants have to re decoration, arch tie silk wounded, sell fresh fruit and refined good food, night market was bustling, people put on the balcony, some rich people in their own pavilions moon and put food or arrange a dinner, family reunion child together to celebrate during our chat.After the Ming and Qing Dynasties, to celebrate the mid autumn festival custom remains the same, many places formed big dipper incense burning, tree Mid Autumn Festival, point tower lights, put the sky lanterns, walk the moon, the fire dragon dance and other special customs.