|The glorious harvest moon refulgent with yin energy (donnalewisconan)|
|Father and son make lantern|
Some believe the celebration’s roots originated from the Chinese rebellion against the Mongols, who detested moon cakes. The Chinese rebel leader, Zhu Yuanzhang, had a hard time organizing a coup because large gatherings were outlawed, reports ChinaTravel.com. So the rebels baked a slip of paper into moon cakes. It ordered insurgents to attack on the 15th day of the 8th lunar year. Thus the Chinese eat moon cakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival to celebrate this successful overthrow.
|Tea with dense, sickly sweet cakes.|
|The miser didn't enjoy his riches either|
|The best cake is raw vegan berry cheesecake California-style (TheRawtarian.com)|