1st November 2016
The 3 festival origins with the moon, by the best restaurant in Parramatta
The best restaurant in Parramatta will explain the origins of the 3 festivals that relate to the moon.
Sacrificing to the moon
Ancient Chinese emperors worshipped the harvest moon, it was always on the 15th day of the 8th month on the lunar calendar. This originated from worshipping the moon goddess during the Western Zhou Dynasty in 1045-770 BC)
Appreciating the moon
Appreciating the moon has been a custom since the Tang Dynasty, this was not just a tradition for the rich, but for people of all status. Everyone celebrated in their own ways from partying to prayers to dinners.
The tradition of eating mooncakes during the festivals began in the Yuan Dynasty in 1271-1368 and was a way to celebrate and commemorate the day of the uprising.
Be sure to visit the best restaurant in Parramatta and have a slice of our Chinese culture.