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How many Mid-Autumn customs do you know?

www.lanzhou.cn2019-09-30 11:08

Nowadays, while speaking of the Mid-Autumn Festival customs, in addition to a family gather to have a reunion meal, other customs known relatively little. Visiting to the city's shopping malls and supermarkets, most of them sell ready-made mooncakes, fillings are laurel, bean sand, icing sugar and so on. But the old Lanzhou people like hand-made mooncakes best, ready-made flour steamed, with roses, icing sugar, walnuts, red and green silk in it. In the rural home while making mooncakes, there are red dates on the surface, as well as the shape of the rabbit pinched with flour, but also on the surface printed similar pattern to snakes, it's gorgeous and lovely.

It is understood that Lanzhou citizens mainly gather at home in the Mid-Autumn Festival, mooncakes are secondary, the whole family meet at home or restaurant, and chat about works & lives, it's the most important thing. Youngers know less about the customs of the festival, mostly to friends dinner-based.

"The Mid-Autumn Festival' customs of Lanzhou people, in fact, is the heritage of farming culture customs, the culture accumulation of melon city, and the celebration of the autumn harvest, contains the belief of great reunion, disseminates the consciousness of rewarding gods." Deng Ming, a folk expert in our city, said that the Mid-Autumn Festival has the customs of opening the moon and eating mooncakes. Since the Ming and Qing Dynasties, at Mid-Autumn night, wife back to her mother's house has to rush back to her husband's house. A table in the courtyard is full of mooncakes, watermelons, drunkenmelons, grapes, and red dates on it, they're red, golden and yellow, overflowing with color. The late-ripe large watermelon, cuting into jagged meshing of the two halves, buckling into a whole one, enhancing the beauty, showing the skills. When the moon rises up, the incense is burning, praying for the whole family to be safe and the crops to be harvested. In addition, mooncakes are originally made at home, in the SuiYuan Food List of the Qing Dynasty written by Yuan Mei, documented the process of making mooncakes. To modern times, mooncakes are producted in a special workshop. Mooncakes stand for missing hometown and loved ones, praying for a good harvest and happiness.

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