I intended to make a video on the mid-autumn festival and started researching. After researching I said to myself the best way is to reach out to a couple of my very good friends to find out exact facts because there are a lot of myths, and stories on the internet.
I am very grateful to have these good friends who actually spent time writing and sending back the essence of the Mid-Autumn festival.
This is what I understood, but before I go there – A very Happy moon festival/mid-autumn festival to you all.
What made sense to me is that the festival started more than 2,000 years ago as a post-autumn harvest celebration, which was devoted to thanking the gods.
The other myth dates back to the story of the wife of a merciless king, Chang E, who drained her husband’s elixir of immortality to save the people from his tyrannical rule before making her way to the moon.
The day of the Mid-autumn Festival is traditionally thought to be auspicious for weddings, as the moon goddess is believed to extend conjugal bliss to couples.
All that I knew till today was the moon cake is given as that’s what I get, I had no other idea but the interesting
01. Most mooncakes are filled with salted egg yolk as the yolk is said to represent the full moon and their round shape symbolizes reunion.
02. Legend also has it that they were used to carry secret messages
What made sense to me and was related were 2 things the round shape yolk symbolizing reunion and the secret message. I would like to wish:
01. We all get this reunion with our families, friends, and colleagues not just on this day but throughout the year and
02. The secret message for you all is- “A life filled with unexpected miracles.”
Happy Moon Festival & take care.