Mid-autumn Festival holiday during September 10-12, 2022 (A Chinese leading manufacturer of vet ultrasound scanner)
To all of our dear clients, agents and distributors
Please be informed that our company will be closed during September 10-12, 2022 (August 15-17 in the Lunar calendar) for celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival (also called Moon Festival). Almost all of the Govt. banks and companies, etc will be closed during this period of time. In this case, we may not be able to reply your emails or phone calls on time, or make any shipment, either. We feel so sorry for the inconvenience incurred. Should anything urgent, please contact us by Cell phone / whatsApp / WeChat : 0086 13823175740 or skype: kevinbondway (Mr. Kevin LEI)
Mid-Autumn Festival, also named as Moon Festival, is second most important holiday after Spring Festival in China. It falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month when the moon is believed to be the fullest and roundest. Members of the family get together for a reunion dinner and to appreciate the moon while eating moon-cakes of various flavors. It is also a festival for farmers to celebrate their harvest. With more than 3,000 years of history, there are different version about the origin of this festival.
The Legend of the Moon Festival
The Moon Festival legend about Hou Yi and Chang E is always told to children at this time. Long long time ago, there were ten suns in the sky, scorching many crops and people to death. The Emperor of Heaven sent Hou Yi, a warrior to shoot down nine of the suns. Hou Yi succeeded, the weather soon recovered and life was saved. Hou Yi was rewarded with the elixir of immortality. While Hou Yi was still on the Earth, he met Chang E, a beautiful daughter of Queen of Heaven, they fell in love and were married.
Hou Yi intended to spend his life with Chang E forever, so he went to the Western Queen Mother to ask for the elixir of life. For the good deeds that Hou Yi had performed for the Earth, the Western Queen Mother agreed to give him the elixir, sufficient for two people, half each. Hou Yi returned home and told his wife. They decided to drink it together on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month when the moon was round and bright. But a wicked man named Feng Meng overheard them and wanted the elixir for himself.
On the 15th day, before Hou Yi returned home from hunting, Feng Meng went to Hou Yi's home and forced Chang E to give him the elixir. She knew that she could not defeat Feng Meng so she had no alternative option but to drink the elixir all by herself. When Hou Yi came back, he found that his wife had been lifted to Heaven. Chang E decided to live on the Moon because it's closest to the Earth. Hou Yi looked up at the moon and put the foods Chang E used to love in the garden as an offerings. Thus, people started admiring the moon on this day. Later, Chang E and Hou Yi are used to represent the yin and yang respectively (the moon and the sun).
Story of Moon-Cakes
Moon-cakes are popular during the Moon Festival. Without moon-cakes, the festival is considered incomplete. This round pastry can contain various ingredients in a thin crust. Most of the flavors are sweet, with lotus seed paste or sweet bean paste in the center.
According to a Chinese legend, moon cakes helped the start of a revolution during the Yuan dynasty (AD 1280-1368) founded and ruled brutally by Mongolians from the north. It was said that a Han Chinese rebel leader, Liu Bowen, planned to arouse the Han Chinese to fight against the tyrannical ruling Mongolians and end the Yuan dynasty. Liu asked his subordinates to hide pieces of paper in the cakes with the date of the Han Chinese rebellion (the 15th night of the 8th lunar month). Thus, His followers read the messages when they cut open the moon cakes. They then set out together to overthrow the Mongolians, thus overthrowing the Yuan dynasty.
Nowadays, Chinese communities all over the world eat moon cakes during the Moon Festival, such as the Chinatowns in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and throughout the world. Some countries like Vietnam and Singapore also celebrate this traditional festival.
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