Traditionally, we celebrate the Mooncake Festival, or Mid-Autumn festival on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, which is in September or early October on the Gregorian calendar.
There are plenty of stories and legends explaining the origin of the festival, and I’m not gonna go into detail for each of them. Most of the legends and myths involve Lady Chang’E and the Jade Rabbit, which I’ve always wondered have they even met each other on the moon. Some legends say the jade rabbit keeps the moon lady company, so it’s not so lonely up there (Ya know, the moon is kind of cold most of the time). Other legends tell of the rabbit pounding away on its pestle, preparing the elixir of life for the immortals. I wonder why legends and myths always seem to have sad endings.
But what if… those 2 are on the moon enjoying every Mid Autumn Festival, celebrating it with a kick-ass concert? Their audience are none other than space aliens and we humans who celebrate the night with lanterns and gazing up at their… concert. Wouldn’t that be a sight to behold?
Happy Mooncake Festival everyone!!