Thursday, September 15, 2016
My wife and I enjoyed our evening walk to the sight of a full moon. Today is the Chinese Moon Cake Festival (中秋節). This festival was to commemorate a Chinese uprising. According to the legend, the Moon Cakes had a message concealed in them giving the time in which the Chinese were to all rise up and kill all the foreigners in order to overthrow the Mongolians. Since the Mongolians employed other non-Chinese, that meant long noses and those who could grow beards would not survive the night. Something for this foreigner to ponder as I get ready to head off to bed with a Chinese on 中秋節.
Posted by Looney at 8:34 PM