When is Chinese Moon Festival 2018?
The Legendary Story of Chinese Moon Festival
If you watch full moon carefully, you should see the image of a rabbit delineated on the moon's surface. In China, there is another Chinese folklore about a moon rabbit. In this folklore, three fairy sages transformed themselves into pitiful old men and begged for something to eat from a fox, a monkey and a rabbit. The fox and the monkey both had food to give to the old men, but the rabbit, empty-handed, offered his own flesh instead, jumping into a blazing fire to cook itself. The sages were so touched by the rabbit's sacrifice that they let him live in the Moon Palace where he became the "Jade Rabbit." Thus, the rabbit became the companion to the Change Er. Otherwise, Lady Chang Er will be very lonely in the Moon Palace. More Chinese Mid-autumn Festival Legendary Stories at www.chinesefortunealendar.com.
Mid-autumn Moon Cake Festival
During the Yuan dynasty (A.D.1280-1368) China was ruled by the Mongolian people. Leaders from the preceding Sung dynasty (A.D.960-1280) were unhappy at submitting to foreign rule, and set how to coordinate the rebellion without it being discovered. The leaders of the rebellion, knowing that the Moon Festival was drawing near, ordered the making of special cakes. Backed into each moon cake was a message with the outline of the attack. On the night of the Moon Festival, the rebels successfully attacked and overthrew the government. What followed was the establishment of the Ming dynasty (A.D. 1368-1644). Today, moon cakes are eaten to commemorate this legend.
Chinese moon cakes can be found in the Chinese bakery stores and Chinese supermarkets in USA. a good moon cake is more expensive than a hamburger.
When is Chinese Moon Festival 2019?
2019 Chinese Moon Festival is on September 13, 2019, Friday. China and USA time zones are on the same day. Usually, different time zones have different Chinese Moon Festival dates. For example, the 2018 Chinese Moon Festival of US Pacific time zone and Eastern time zone are on September 13, 2018. The explanation is Chinese Mid-Fall Moon Festival at www.chinesefortunecalendar.com.