In 2020, the Mid-Autumn Festival fallen on October 1st (Thursday). It is the same day as China National Day.
The Mid–Autumn Festival, also known as Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, is a traditional festival celebrated by many East and Southeast Asian people. It is the second-most important holiday after the Chinese New Year with a history dating back 3,000 years, when China's emperors worshipped the moon for bountiful harvests.
A unique tradition is celebrated quite exclusively in the island city of Xiamen. On the festival, families and friends,also companies gather to play Bo Bing, a gambling sort of game involving 6 dice. People take turns in rolling the dice in a ceramic bowl with the results determining what they win. The number 4 is mainly what determines how big the prize is.
In Xiamen, bobing is one of the perks that employers offer to their employees. They will get everybody together during the Mid-Autumn Festival, sit them around in a circle, and let them roll for the pile of prizes that they’ve provided. In other parts of the country, employers just give their employees boxes of mooncakes, or some extra gifts during the Mid-Autumn Festival, but in Xiamen you have to win them for yourself.
We also gathered our lovely Sinofrost coworkers to have this unique tradition Mid-Autumn Festival activity - Bo Bing.
With prizes to be won, no doubt that everyone in the office was in high spirits!
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