The myth says that after the Hou Yi shooting feats, Queen Mother of the West gave descendants ever-young medicine, seed will medicine to his wife Chang custody. While the moon does in the descendant out themselves eat the ever-young drugs, and the body was, off the ground, fly into the moon. This is the legend "Moon" in the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, when the day comes, Hou Yi and the majority of people are on the ground. Think of moon.
There is a legend, Tang Xuanzong Li Longji was in the palace, are magnificent, so people also began to imitate the emperor, to celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival moon object.The reason why this was the story of Tang Xuanzong in the palace of the moon, rather than the other dynasties romantic emperor, as an official holiday, the Mid Autumn Festival is fixed in the early Tang Dynasty, and flourished in the Song Dynasty, to the Ming and Qing Dynasties, has gradually become the most for the year in addition to the Spring Festival Grand festival.
The yearning for the Mid Autumn Festival is reflected in the following thoughts". So many people, from ancient to modern times with homesickness, looked out on the old mid autumn poetry, are in complete -- such as Su Shi took his first sentence word mid autumn miss to the moon, "said the moon will have? Wine in the sky "; another pride like Li Bai, the moon was also aroused homesickness, said" I raise my eyes to the moon, looking down and think of home".
Chinese culture itself also has negative attributes of the moon culture. Chinese love, not worship, worship the sun god Apollo Appollo as the absolute power, as compared with the western culture, China culture is showing a current, and your civilization, soft features, like a month is like water is meaningful, inclusive and flexible. Lao Tzu's wisdom says "weak and strong", and this is also one of the important reasons why Chinese civilization can become the only ancient and vigorous civilization in the world.
So, "month" is the motif in Chinese culture. Chinese towards the moon and Westerners often think that emotion is the night of the full moon night, the night is eerie werewolf and vampire infested legend in different months in Chinese culture, represent almost complete, holy, bright, noble and so on all the beautiful image, and the full moon, this is the ultimate embodiment of the good image.
The moon became the absolute hero of the festival.