Monthly Archives: September 2015

Chinese Moon Festival 2015

Moon FestivalChinese moon festival 2015 falls on Sep. 27. The Chinese Moon festival is on the 15th of the 8th Lunar month. Moon Festival is known as Mid-Autumn Festival, Zhongqiu festival or Union Festival. It is the second largest Chinese traditional festivals in China.

On this day, It is said the moon is the “biggest” and “brightest” on this day in the whole year. There are a lot of beautiful legends about Moon Festival. The favorite beautiful legend is jade rabbit, ChangEr (嫦娥), Hare and Woodchopper. This is the reason that jade rabbit is always related to moon festival.

Moon Cake is the traditional symbol of Moon festival. Besides of moon cakes, fruits are also the traditional foods for the moon. On this day, people like to gather together, relax and enjoy union and happiness under the shape of the moon.

Moon festival is also the good day to pray and make wishes. It is believed that Moon can help you wishes come true, especially those reunion wishes. Children also can wish that they have smart mind and get high score in their education.

It is very easy to pray to the moon. You just prepare some fruits and moon cakes, incenses and incense burner. At that night, just display those fruits and cakes on the table, light up 3 incense sticks, knee down facing to the moon and make a wish to the moon. After you make a wish, put the incense sticks back to the incense burner and wait till the incense sticks burn out. Moon will help you achieve your goal.

Around the world, a lot of Asian cerebrate Moon Festival, such as Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, etc. Some places have fire dragon dance and display big lantern. You will see a lot communities have Moon Festival Cerebration.