Today (the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar) is the Mid-Autumn Festival, and Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated every year, but do you know its origin?
The Mid-Autumn Festival first appeared in the "Rite of the Week" and the "Book of Rites: The Order of the Moon" said: "The Mid-Autumn Moon nourishes the senility and eats porridge." After the Tang Dynasty, the Mid-Autumn Festival became a festival for the king to reward the officials. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the Mid-Autumn Festival has become a major traditional festival in China. "Zhengde Jiangning County Chronicles" contains: "On the Mid-Autumn Festival night, Nanjing people must admire the moon. Family watching the moon is called "Celebrating Reunion", sitting and drinking together is called "Full Moon", and going out to the city is called "Walking Moon".
In addition, there are legends about the origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival, such as the legend of the moon rabbit in various parts of East Asia, the legend of Chang'e flying to the moon in China, and the legend of Agui in Vietnam. The exact age of origin is no longer available.