Mooncake Delivery Singapore
A mooncake is a Chinese confection that has been associated with the Mid-Autumn Festival, a harvest festival dedicated to the lunar calendar.
Mooncakes are typically round in shape, with a thick pastry skin and a sweet (but savoury varieties are also popular) rich inside. In the centre, they frequently feature a whole salted egg yolk.
Mooncake Delivery Singapore is generally ornately decorated with Mooncake characters and symbols, as well as delicate motifs such as flowers, vines, and animals.
Festival of the Mid-Autumn
The mooncake is the most important food of the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is held on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month (a full moon). It usually occurs in September or October on the Gregorian calendar.
There are many variations of the holiday observed throughout East Asia, such as Chuseok (Korea) and Tsukimi (Japan), which both fall on the same lunar calendar day.
The event has been honored since the Tang Dynasty (618–907 CE), and there are a few legends about how it began.
Emperors of the Zhou dynasty (1045-221 BCE), according to mythology, worshipped the moon every autumn. In exchange, the moon promised the Chinese people an exceptionally fruitful harvest the following year.
After a sequence of terrible occurrences around the elixir, Change, the Chinese moon goddess, consumed an elixir that permitted her to travel to the moon. Hou Yi, Change's husband, missed her terribly and displayed Chang'e's favorite dishes and goodies on full moon nights.
Making and disseminating mooncake delivery Singapore plays an important role in the Mid-Autumn Festival festivities. From the shape to the content, everything about the pastries is meaningful.
Mooncakes are circular because roundness denotes unification in Chinese culture. During the Mid-Autumn Festival, sharing mooncakes with family is a way to commemorate a family's completeness.
The full moon is represented by the salted egg yolk in the cake's middle.
The Ming Revolution and Mooncakes
Mooncakes are said to have been employed as a revolutionary tool as well. According to mythology, rebels disseminated rumors that China was under attack from a deadly epidemic. The only way to avoid the plague was to eat special mooncakes that gave the person who ate them unique abilities.
Do you recall how the pastries were ornately adorned with symbols and designs? This is significant in this case: The recipient of these mooncakes received a secret message (it's unclear whether the message was in or on the cake) that advised them when and how to assassinate their Mongolian masters.