Harvest Festivals in the Middle East & India 中秋节在中东和印度

发表于 讨论求助 2018-02-12 05:31:58

The Chinese invented tea, printing, and chopsticks, but they didn’t invent the Mid-Autumn Festival. While it’s true that the Chinese were one of the earliest cultures to celebrate the harvest moon, other cultures around the world independently developed their own harvest moon traditions.


Jewish Diaspora: Israelis and observant Jews around the world celebrate the Festival of Sukkot. This day commemorates the 42 years when the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, and no work is permitted on the first or second day of the holiday. There are no explicit rules about what should be eaten, but stuffed foods are very common.


Looking for a stuffed food from the Middle East? There’s nothing better than a Durum Doner Wrap. Stuffed with your choice of roasted meat, tomato, lettuce, and pickle, this awesome dish from Canakkale will hit the spot.




Persia: Since ancient times (think 500BC ancient), Persians have celebrated Mehrgan. Mehr was a divinity in pre-Islamic times symbolising light, friendship, faith, love, and kindness.


India: Indians celebrate Sharad Purnima, a harvest festival marking the end of the monsoon season, on the full moon day of Ashvin, the 7th lunar month of the Hindu calendar. As India is a very diverse sub-continent, even within the country different people have different rituals. Many people fast during the day and drink a type of cold milk with rice flakes at night.


A type of cold milk drink? Is yogurt okay? –Because we’re just dreaming of a Mango Lassi! Grab yours from Tandoor or Ganges!




What’s really astonishing is that harvest festivals and moon worship naturally came about in so many places around the globe. So when you eat a Mooncake while looking at the moon this Mid-Autumn Festival, take time to consider how ancient the festival is that you are partaking in and how many people have celebrated a bumper harvest before.


中国人发明了茶,印刷术,筷子,但是他们没有发明中秋节。中国是最早庆祝丰收的国家之一,世界各地的其他国家也有他们独有的庆祝中秋的文化。


离散的犹太人:以色列和世界各地的犹太人庆祝住棚节。这一天是为了纪念,当以色列人在旷野漂泊了42年,在长假前两天必须放下所有工作。没有明确规定吃什么食物,但酿食物是很常见的。


大米羊肉菜叶包是一种中东及周边地区常见的菜色。尝试一下米罗斯希腊餐厅用葡萄叶包裹的希腊米饭和香料。




波斯:上古时代(公元前500年),波斯人庆祝Mehrgan。Mehr是伊斯兰教创教以前象征光明,友情,忠诚,爱情,友好的仙女。


印度:印度人庆祝沙撒拉德节,标志着雨季结束的丰收节日,是印度日历中第7个阴历月的月圆之日。由于印度是一个非常多元化的次大陆,即使在全国不同的人有不同的仪式。很多人会在晚上喝一种冷牛奶稻米片。


冷牛奶可以是酸奶吗?因为我们只想喝芒果拉希。天都里印度餐厅和金格均有销售。



真正令人惊讶的是,全球那么多地方都有庆祝收获和拜月的习俗。所以,当你中秋时节一边吃月饼一边看着月亮时,顺便可以思考这个习俗是多么久远,多少人共同庆祝着丰收。



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