Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Reformasi Mooncake

Every Chinese will be celebrating Mid Autumn festival
next week,and as usual we can find all type of mooncake
at shopping complex.

But today,PKR again launch their Reformasi mooncake,
which means specially more to them this year as this year Mid
Autumn festival fall on 14September,two day earlier
for them to so called take over the federal government,
which Anwar Ibrahim believe he can take over the
government on the 16September.

According to a widespread folk tale (not necessarily supported by historical records),
the Mid-Autumn Festival commemorates an uprising in China against the Mongol rulers of the Yuan Dynasty (12801368) in the 14th century.[4] As group gatherings were banned, it was impossible to make plans for a rebellion.[4] Noting that the Mongols did not eat mooncakes,
Liu Bowen (劉伯溫) of Zhejiang Province, advisor to the Chinese rebel leader Zhu Yuanzhang, came up with the idea of timing the rebellion to coincide with the Mid-Autumn Festival. He sought permission to distribute thousands of moon cakes to the Chinese residents in the city to bless the longevity of the Mongol emperor. Inside each cake, however, was inserted a piece of paper with the message: "Kill the Mongols on the 15th day of the 8th Moon" (八月十五殺韃子).[4] On the night of the Moon Festival, the rebels successfully attacked and overthrew the government. What followed was the establishment of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), under Zhu. Henceforth, the Mid-Autumn Festival was celebrated with moon cakes on a national level.

Guess this Reformasi mooncake bring the same message to Malaysian.


cc said...

We'll see about that.

hokkien said...

wa don't believe!

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