festival 中秋節 celebrates three fundamental concepts that are closely connected:
, such as family and friends coming together, or harvesting crops for the festival. It's said the moon is the brightest and roundest on this day which means family reunion. And this is the main reason why people think mid-autumn is important. #Thanksgiving
, to give thanks for the harvest, or for harmonious union, and #Praying
(asking for conceptual or material satisfaction), such as for babies, a spouse, beauty, longevity, or for a good future.
Traditions and myths surrounding the festival are formed around these concepts, although traditions have changed over time due to changes in technology, science, economy, culture, and religion. It's about well being together. Happy Mooncake Festival!! 🌙