The Mid-Autumn festival is a traditional festival in China,and one of the customs of the Mid-Autumn festival is to eat moon cakes.Why do we eat moon cakes on Mid-Autumn festival?The moon cakes are round,symbolizing reunion and reflecting people's good wishes for family reunion.
According to folk experts,the word"moon cake"first appeared in wu zimu's"dream of liang lu"in the southern song dynasty.At that time,it was just a cake shaped food like linghua cake.Later,it was gradually combined with moon appreciation and moon cake tasting in the Mid-Autumn festival to symbolize family reunion.
Mooncakes in China is a long history,and according to records,as early as in the Yin,zhou,jiang,zhejiang area,spread a"taishi cake"it is to commemorate the emperor wen zhong and made,and this kind of cake is the ancestor of the moon cake.In the han dynasty,when zhang qian was on a diplomatic mission to the western regions,he introduced some sesame and walnut fillings into the mooncakes,which gave birth to the"hu pancake".
In the tang dynasty,the name of"moon cake"began to spread among the people.In the song dynasty,moon cakes were also known as"lotus leaf","golden flower"and"lotus flower".In the song dynasty,moon cake production also began to pay attention to,in the moon cake will be engraved with some patterns,etc.,and to the qing dynasty,the moon cake technology is improved,the variety is also increasing.
Later,moon cakes became a traditional food for the Mid-Autumn festival.