Monday, 19 August 2019

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Mid-Autumn Festival / Chinese Moon Festival (中秋節)

Moon Cake Festival: A Mid-Autumn Festival (Chung Chiu), the third major festival of the Chinese calendar, is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month. This festival corresponds to harvest festival s observed by Western cultures (in Hong Kong, it is held in conjunction with the annual Lantern Festival).

  • (Food type) moon cake,
  • (Character type) Houyi and Chang''e, 
  • (Animal type) rabbits, fish, peacock, birds,
  • (Object type) the moon, lotus flowers, pond, lanterns, temple, riddles
  • (On behalf of the color) yellow, red, pink, purple, colorful

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the two most important holidays in the Chinese calendar. Traditionally, on this day, Chinese family members and friends will gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, and eat moon cakes and pomeloes together. Its mainly decor is building up large brightly lit lanterns, lighting lanterns on towers and floating sky lanterns.

Moon Cake Festival: A Mid-Autumn Festival (Chung Chiu), the third major festival of the Chinese calendar, is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month. This festival corresponds to harvest festival s observed by Western cultures (in Hong Kong, it is held in conjunction with the annual Lantern Festival).

The Mid-Autumn Festival (Chinese: 中秋節), also known as the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival or Zhongqiu Festival, is a popular lunar harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people. A description of the festival first appeared in Rites of Zhou, a written collection of rituals of the Western Zhou Dynasty from 3,000 years ago. The celebration became popular during the early Tang Dynasty. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar, close to the autumnal equinox. The Government of the People''s Republic of China listed the festival as an "intangible cultural heritage" in 2006, and it was made a Chinese public holiday in 2008. It is also a Taiwanese public holiday.

Mid-Autumn Services

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* Brainstorm Front Ideas (建立最開始的設計概念)
* Skyline Decorations (天花或向天的裝飾物料)
* Low Level Decor (比較低的裝飾物料)
* Festive Light Displays (節日燈飾安裝)
* Figurines/Props (立體物件/道具)
* Silkscreen Banners (絲印橫額)
* Digital Banners (數碼橫額)

 

What is Mid-Autumn Festival

Moon Cake Festival: A Mid-Autumn Festival (Chung Chiu), the third major festival of the Chinese calendar, is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month. This festival corresponds to harvest festival s observed by Western cultures (in Hong Kong, it is held in conjunction with the annual Lantern Festival).

Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival takes place on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. Chinese people believe that on that day,  the moon is the biggest, roundest and brightest.  And the term round implies family reunion in Chinese. So the Moon Festival is a festival for members of a family to get together wherever it is possible.  Sons and daughters will bring their family members back to their parents'' house, typically having dinner together, for a reunion.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the few most important holidays in the Chinese calendar, the others being Spring Festival and Winter Solstice. Accompanying the celebration, there are additional cultural or regional customs, such as:

  • Eating mooncakes.
  • Matchmaking. In some parts of China, dances are held for young men and women to find partners. "One by one, young women are encouraged to throw their handkerchiefs to the crowd. The young man who catches and returns the handkerchief has a chance of romance.
  • Carrying brightly lit lanterns, lighting lanterns on towers, floating sky lanterns.
  • Burning incense in reverence to deities including Chang''e Fire Dragon Dances.
  • Moon rabbit is a traditional icon.

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