Mooncakes are round, symbolizing reunion and symbolizing reunion. It reflects people's good wishes for family reunion.
Eating mooncakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival is said to have started in the Yuan Dynasty. At that time, the broad masses of the people in the Central Plains could not bear the cruel rule of the ruling class of the Yuan Dynasty and revolted against the Yuan Dynasty. Zhu Yuanzhang united various resistance forces to prepare for an uprising. However, the officers and men of the court searched very closely, and it was very difficult to transmit information. The military commander Liu Bowen came up with a plan, ordering his subordinates to hide the note containing the "August 15th Night Uprising" in the cake, and then sent people to transmit it to the rebel troops in various places to inform them of the response to the uprising on the night of August 15. On the day of the uprising, the rebels responded in unison. Soon, Xu Da captured the capital of Yuan, and the uprising succeeded. When the news came, Zhu Yuanzhang was so happy that he hurriedly passed down an edict that in the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival, all the soldiers and the people would have fun together, and would reward the ministers with the "mooncake" that secretly transmitted the message when he started the army as a seasonal pastry. Since then, "mooncakes" have become more elaborate and varied. After that, the custom of eating mooncakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival spread among the people.
Mooncakes symbolize reunion and should also have begun in the Ming Dynasty. If we look at the Ming Dynasty's information about mooncakes and Mid-Autumn Festival folklore, we should be able to see the historical trajectory of mooncakes as a reunion: after the Mid-Autumn Festival moon festival, the whole family sits around and eats mooncakes and moonfruits (moon sacrifice offerings). Because the mooncake is also round, and it is eaten by the family, the meaning of the mooncake representing family reunion has gradually formed.
Our company wishes everyone a happy Mid-Autumn Festival and a happy reunion!