Liqiu Fes­ti­val

China Daily (Latin America Weekly) - - 7 Life -

The fes­ti­val dates back to the Zhou Dy­nasty (1046-256 BC). Le­gend has it that a Zhou em­peror went hunt­ing with his se­nior of­fi­cials on the day. This prac­tice was adopted by the rul­ing dy­nas­ties that fol­lowed.

Although the fes­ti­val is known to­day more for its so­lar term, many peo­ple still ob­serve some cus­toms as­so­ci­ated with it, such as eat­ing water­melon, muskmelon and corn (or “bite au­tumn”) and braised meat (or “put on fat for au­tumn”).

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