What do you know about the legend of moon cake of Vietnamese people?

It is said that, in the past, there was a fairy in the sky named Hang Nga, she was very beautiful and worked hard to govern a shimmering Moon. She loves children very much, so her dream is to come down to earth to play with them, but because the rules of the fairy world do not allow it.


Legend of moon cake


One day, Ngoc Hoang held a contest "Make cakes on the full moon day" on the full moon day of August - the day when the moon is the brightest and fullest of the year, whoever can make the most delicious, most beautiful and most fancy cakes will be honored. Reward whatever you want.


Hang Nga is very interested, eager to join the contest right away. When she came to earth to consult, she met Cuoi - a man who specializes in lying, every night Cuoi gathers children under the banyan tree at the top of the village to tell gossip.


In addition to "lie" talent, Cuoi is very good at cooking, he often makes cakes for the children in the village to eat, so the children love Cuoi. Hang Nga knew that was very happy and asked Cuoi to make a new kind of cake with her, so Cuoi came up with an initiative to just put all the ingredients together and bake it, which are eggs, melon seeds, meat, sesame, lotus seeds, sausages…

And strangely enough, the cakes came out of the oven with a rich aroma, and the children who ate them all complimented that they were delicious, although it was not very beautiful, but it was the best cake that the children enjoyed.

It was time to return to heaven, Hang Nga brought delicious unnamed cakes to heaven to compete and bid farewell to her lovely friends on earth, goodbye to the lying but talented and kind Cuoi. .

But because Cuoi was attached to her and didn't want to leave her, he held her hand tightly and strangely, there was a supernatural power that pulled him and the banyan tree to the moon. Climbing up the banyan tree he could see the children playing in the world. Sometimes, when he misses home and misses his children, Cuoi can only sit and cry and be sad.


As for Hang Nga, her unique cake won the first prize and was named "moon cake" by the Jade Emperor and granted her a wish. She wishes that every year on the full moon day of August, she will be able to share joy and play with children with Cuoi Canoe on earth. The wish was accepted and Ngoc Hoang named the full moon day of August "Mid-Autumn Festival" - a fun festival for children.


Since then, every Mid-Autumn Festival, Ms. Hang and Uncle Cuoi come down to earth to bring joy to the children. Moon cake has since become an indispensable special dish on this day.


From then on, every full moon day in August, when the moon is at its brightest and roundest, people hold a lantern procession, a dragon dance and a lion dance under the moonlight to celebrate the day Uncle Cuoi, Hang and the Rabbits came down to earth. play. Mooncakes are made into the shape of the moon to commemorate the evening moonlit festival that children are used to calling the Mid-Autumn Festival.

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