The Story About Mooncake

During the Yuan Dyansty (1280–1368) China was ruled by the Mongolian people. Leaders from the preceding Song Dyansty (960-1280) were unhappy at submitting to the foreign rule, and set how to coordinate the rebellion without being discovered. The leaders of the rebellion, knowing that the Moon Festival was drawing near, ordered the making of special cakes. Baked into each mooncake was a message with the outline of the attack. On the night of the Moon Festival, the rebels successfully attacked and overthrew the government. What followed was the establishment of the Ming Dynasty (136–1644). Today, mooncakes are eaten to commemorate this event.


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