A Different Moon cake Festival!
It is that time of the year again - The Mid-Autumn Festival or Zhongqiu Festival. This is a popular harvest festival celebrated by not just Chinese but the Koreans and the Vietnamese as well. The festival dated back to the Shang Dynasty in China over 3000 years ago when people were said to be practising moon worship. I suppose Chinese pray to the moon, believing that there is a goddess called Chang Er there. I suppose a temporary altar where all the offerings are laid will be constructed and joss sticks and candles burned for the goddess. I remember seeing that at least once when I was a kid but things probably must have changed since Appollo 11. Apollo 11, if you remember was the spaceflight which landed the first humans, Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr on the moon. Come to think about it, it could be a shame that progress sometimes put an end to a harmless celebration that brings about family togetherness. Now, what do you think?