The origin of the Mid Autumn Festival

     

      China traditional festival, for the annual Lunar New Year in August fifteen, the legend is to commemorate the moon.

     

      The word "Mid Autumn Festival", the earliest seen in "Zhou Li". According to the calendar in ancient China, there are four seasons in a year, on a quarterly basis for three months, respectively, have been called Meng, Chung, Ji Yuesan part, so the fall of the second month called Zhongqiu, and because of the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, in mid August, so called "Mid Autumn Festival". To the Tang Dynasty, the mid autumn festival became fixed.

     

      "New book of Tang, fifteen volumes of annals fifth - music five" load "the spring and autumn Shidian in Wenxuan Wang, Wu King", and "Kaiyuan nineteen years and begins to set Tai Gong temple is father, Hou Liang with in order to stay. In the spring and Autumn Festival on the E, the sacrifice, music of the system such as text". According to historical records, ancient emperors Festival on the feasts of the lunar August 15, half days coincides with Sanqiu, hence the name "Mid Autumn Festival"; and because this festival in the fall of August, so it is also called "Autumn Festival", "Mid Autumn Festival", "August", "mid Autumn Festival";

     

      Alias: "Reunion", "daughter Festival", "May Day", "the end of the month", "chasing the Moon Festival", "play Festival", "worship Festival"; in the Tang Dynasty, the Mid Autumn Festival also known as "the end in first lunar month".

     

      The prevalence of the mid autumn festival began in the Song Dynasty, to the Ming and Qing Dynasties, with the famous New Year's day, has become one of the major festivals in china.

     

      Origin: the ancient worship of the month, or even on the dance to find the custom, the ancient land of God worship autumn relic.

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