Babylonian astrologers regarded the Moon as the chief of the two luminaries. “The sun as of smaller importance than the moon”. The Moon was the supreme deity.
Stretching back 3000 years, emperors in China worshiped the moon because they believed it would bring bountiful harvest. Items like plums, apples, watermelons, and mooncake were common sacrificial items used to worship the lunar goddess.
Second to the Chinese New Year Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most celebrated festivals of the year.
Taking place on the 15th day of August in the Chinese Calender, it is a day where families come together to celebrate the luminescent full moon, feast to a plentiful table of food, and indulge in rich, luscious, decadent mooncakes.