Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as May evening and autumn festival, is a traditional festival of Chinese. It is popular in China and other East Asian countries. Mid-Autumn Festival began in the Tang Dynasty, popular in the Song Dynasty to the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Together with New Year's Day, it has become famous one of China's major festivals. Influenced by Chinese culture, Mid-autumn festival is also the traditional festival for people in Mid-East and some Southeast Asian countries, especially the local overseas Chinese. Since 2008, Mid-Autumn Festival is listed as national holidays. On May 20, 2006, the State Council approved the festival included in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage.
The Legend of Mid-autumn Festival
The Goddess Chang's Fly to the Moon In ancient times, there were ten sun in the sky which basked all the plants into death. A hero name Hou Yi had infinite strength decided to save people. He took out a bow and arrow, drew the magical bow and shoot nine sun. And he ordered the only one sun to rise and fall on time so that can provide people a harmony life. The wife of Hou Yi named Chang’e. Except for teaching and hunting, he spent the rest time with his wife. As many people knew Hou Yi’s skill, many of them come to take him as their teacher. However, a man named Peng Meng who lack of sincerity was among Hou Yi’s students.
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