IBBX China and all team members would like to wish everyone a Happy Middle Autumn Festival. At this special occasion, our team have not forgotten these children living at the orphanage. On August 14th, Mrs. Zou and her team delivered 20,000 worth of food, gifts and toys to the kids residing at Yiyang orphanage.
History about Middle Autumn Festival (also known as Moon Festival):
Ancient Chinese emperors worshipped the harvest moon on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar, as they believed that the practice would bring them a plentiful harvest the following year.
The festival celebrates three fundamental concepts which are closely tied to one another:
- Gathering, such as family and friends coming together, or harvesting crops for the festival. It’s said the moon is the brightest and roundest on this day which means family reunion.
- Thanksgiving, to give thanks for the harvest, or for harmonious unions
- Praying (asking for conceptual or material satisfaction), such as for babies, a spouse, beauty, longevity, or for a good future
Traditions and myths surrounding the festival are formed around these three concepts, although traditions have changed over time due to changes in technology, science, economy, culture, and religion. Its about well being together.