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15 July 2015

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Worshipping the Moon

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Since Ancient times, there has been a tradition of worshipping the moon in Mid-Autumn Festival in China, which stems from the deification of the moon by the ancients.
 
On that day, people put the "god of the moon" sign, peaches, watermelons, mooncakes and other offerings on a table at home or outdoors, and then knelt down and kowtowed one by one, praying for blessings from the "god of the moon".
 
Nowadays, this tradition is disappearing. It's rare to see families worshipping the moon in big cities. In some old towns or tourist cities, people will hold a ceremony to worship the moon in a square, park, or street, but this is more like a performance.
 
Source: China Daily