Mid-Autumn Festival & National Day Holiday Notice
Please note that Gino Biotech and Gino Gums & Stabilizers will be closed on Oct. 1st (This Thursday) to celebrate our traditional Mid-AutumN Festival and National Day. We will be back on Oct. 09 (Next Friday).
Thank you for your understanding and continued partnership with Gino!
Legend Mid-Autumn Festival
Mid-Autumn Festival's legend concerns Houyi, an archer, who saved the earth by shooting down nine of the suns. He stole an elixir from a goddess. His beautiful wife, Change'e, drank it.
After drinking it, she found herself floating, grabbed a rabbit to keep her company and then flew to the moon.
When the local people heard this, they arranged incense tables to worship the goddess Chang'e, praying for happiness and safety. Since then, worshipping and appreciating the moon during Mid-Autumn festival has become popular.
History Mid-Autumn Festival
Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations date back to more than 2,000 years ago. In feudal times, Chinese emperors prayed to Heaven for a prosperous year. They chose the night of the 15th day of the eighth lunar month to hold a ceremony in praise of the moon.
It was not until the early Tang Dynasty (618-907) that the day was officially celebrated as a traditional festival. It became an established festival during the Song Dynasty (960-1279), and has become as popular as the Spring Festival since the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Celebrations have continued ever since and more customs for marking this occasion have developed.
Customs Mid-Autumn Festival
Eating Mooncakes and watching the fuul moon
Eating mooncakes while watching the full moon is an important part of the Mid-Autumn Festival in China, and is more like a symbol of family unity. At the very beginning, moon cakes were served as a sacrifice to the Moon.
The word "moon cake" first appeared in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Nowadays, moon cakes are given as presents to loved ones and it represents people's wishes to be together during the mid-autumn festival.
Worshiping the moon
Watching the tide
Making colorful lanterns
Drinking osmanthus-flavored wine
Best Wishes Mid-Autumn Festival
I hope we can live long lives so that we can share the graceful moonlight, though we live thousands of miles apart.
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! May the round moon give you a happy family and a successful future.
The roundest moon can be seen in the autumn. It is a time for reunions. I wish you a happy Mid-Autumn Day and a wonderful life.
I wish you a perfect life just like the perfectly round moon on Mid-Autumn Day.
I hope that the round moon will bring my best blessings to you. May you have a happy family and a bright future.
However, if you have chance, I hope you can come back home to have a reunion dinner with your families.
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