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2017 SETEEC Staffs Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival together

Author: CopyFrom: DateTime:2017-10-21
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Mid-Autumn Day is a traditional festival in China. Almost everyone likes to eat mooncakes on that day. Most families have a dinner together to celebrate the festival. A saying goes, "The moon in your hometown is almost always the brightest and roundest". Many people who live far away from homes want to go back to have a family reunion. How happy it is to enjoy the moon cakes while watching the full moon with your family members. People believe that the person who wins "Zhuangyuan" in the "mooncake gambling" , will have good luck that year. And the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second important holiday in China besides Spring Festival.


The Mid-autumn Festival is the traditional festival in China, and it is also a harvest festival, 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. It In this day,people ,espically family members will have a happy get-together. So Chinese people vaule this festival for its important meaning of "reunion". And the mooncake is the symbolic food. It represents the "reunion" just like the full moon.


Enjoy "Mooncake gambling"
This day SEETEC hold the "mooncake gambling" game, all staffs get together to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. All the "Mooncake gambling" game requires are six dice and a china bowl. Just throw the dice into the bowl - and the different pips you get stand for different ranks of awards you will win. "Mooncake gambling" has become a popular traditional activity among local people. On every Mid-Autumn Festival, family members and company staff gather to gamble mooncakes, deep in arguments about who will be the winner.
Inheritance of Chinese traditional culture
The 300-year-old custom of mooncake gambling dates back to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The inventor, Zheng Chenggong (1624-62), a general of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), stationed his army in Xiamen. Zheng was determined to recover Taiwan, which was occupied by Dutch invaders since 1624. When every Mid-Autumn Festival came, the soldiers naturally missed their families but fought with heroical determination to drive off the aggressors. General Zheng and his lower officer Hong Xu invented “mooncake gambling”to help relieve homesickness among the troops. The gambling game has six ranks of awards, which are named as the winners in ancient imperial examinations, and has 63 different sized mooncakes as prizes. From the lowest to the highest, the titles of six ranks are Xiucai (the one who passed the examination at the county level), Juren (a successful candidate at the provincial level), Jinshi (a successful candidate in the highest imperial examination), Tanhua, Bangyan and Zhuangyuan (respectively the number three to number one winners in the imperial examination at the presence of the emperor). Game players throw the dice by turns. Different pips they count win the player a relevant "title" and corresponding type of mooncakes. No wonder then, if a person won "Zhuangyuan" through the imperial examination, the success would bring great honour to both him and his family, followed with a high-level position and a great sum of money. The lucky player who gets the pips to make it the title of "Zhuangyuan," will be the biggest winner in the game, and gain the largest mooncake. People believe that the person who wins "Zhuangyuan" in the game, will have good luck that year. So, When every Mid-Autumn Festival came, the company naturally missed their families, so SEETEC staffs celebrate together like a big families.