Rabbit mascot the heart of Beijing disabled project

November 29, 2017

published: 2017-10-02 17:46:29

The Lord Rabbit is a traditional lucky mascot in Beijing. It originates from the sacrifice sculpture in the dynasty of Ming. Legend says that, long time ago, a plague broke out. Chang’e (Chinese goddess of Moon) sent the Jade Rabbit that lived on the moon down to the mortal world to help curing the people. From then on, during the Mid-Autumn Festival on August 15 of the lunar calendar, families make offerings to the Lord Rabbit, thanking it for bringing luck and happiness to the people. In the dynasty of Qing, Lord Rabbit sculptures became children’s toy. Now it is categorized as intangible cultural heritage in Beijing…