Take a look at the moon tonight, it will be at its brightest. It is the Mid Autumn Festival (September 8, 2014) again. We do not celebrate the festive like we used to when all the kids were young. But we still enjoy having mooncakes and tea at home. So this year we tried the durian ice cream mooncakes which were selling very well. Here are some of the pictures and a tale of those mooncakes from long time ago. Enjoy.
A tale of the Mid-Autumn Festival story which I want to share. Source: chinesefortunecalender.com.
During the Yuan dynasty (A.D.1280-1368) China was ruled by the Mongolian people. Leaders from the preceding Sung dynasty (A.D.960-1280) were unhappy at submitting to foreign rule, and set how to coordinate the rebellion without it being discovered. The leaders of the rebellion, knowing that the Moon Festival was drawing near, ordered the making of special cakes. Backed into each moon cake was a message with the outline of the attack. On the night of the Moon Festival, the rebels successfully attacked and overthrew the government. What followed was the establishment of the Ming dynasty (A.D. 1368-1644). Today, moon cakes are eaten to commemorate this legend. Happy Mid Autumn.
September 8, 2014 at 22:50
Now where am I going to get some moon cakes and durian ice cream in England. I really want some. Lovely story. I’ll be looking at the moon and celebrating mid-autumn.
September 8, 2014 at 23:00
Haha.. I really have no idea where you can find durian ice cream moon cake there, but you might want to make plan for your next trip to Singapore next year this time perhaps? Or you could just forgo the food and enjoy the moon tonight with family and friends. Happy Mid Autumn. 😄
September 8, 2014 at 23:02
Oh, I guess you can try China town for the moon cakes, I suppose?