Mid-Autumn Festival
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Mid-Autumn Festival


What is Mid-Autumn Festival?


To the Chinese, Mid-Autumn Festival means family reunion and peace. The festival is celebrated when the moon is believed to be the biggest and fullest. To the Chinese, a full moon is a symbol of prosperity, happiness, and family reunion.


Why is Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrated and How did it start?


Mid-Autumn Festival has a history of over 3,000 years, dating back to moon worship in the Shang Dynasty(1600- 1046 BC). Its such an important festival that many poems were written about it, stories and legends about the festival are widespread, and its origins have been guessed at and explained by generations of Chinese.


The term Mid-autumn first appeared in the book Rites of Zhou, wirtten in the Warring States Period(475-221 BC). But the term was only related to time and seasons. People didnt celebrate Mid-autumn Festival then.


In the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), it was popular to appreciate the moon. Many poets liked to create poems related to the moon when appreciating it. There is a legend that Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty visited the Moon Palace in his dream and heard a wonderful song.


In the North Song Dynasty (960-1127 AD), the 15th day of the 8th lunar month was established as the Mid-autumn Festival. From then, it became a custom.



How to HOTJIN Celebrate Mid-Autumn?


Many traditional and meaningful celebrations are held in most households in China, and Chinas neighboring countries. The main traditions and celebrations include eating moon-cakes, having dinner with family, gazing at and worshiping the moon, and lighting lanterns.


The Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional Chinese festival. Since ancient times, there has been the custom of getting reunion and visiting blessings. In order to thank the hard work and contribution of the employees, convey the humanistic care of the enterprise, increase the cohesion and centripetal force of the employees, follow the tradition of the company, coupled with the current epidemic prevention and control situation is complex, the government encourages the employees to celebrate the festival locally. Through customized employee welfare distribution, the company enhances their sense of belonging and alleviates the love of acacia.