In the old days in Taiwan Province, people would place an ox in the field one day before the Start of Autumn and went to take it on the day of Start of Autumn. They led the ox and walked around, and children would dress in their best clothes and touch the ear of the ox, and people said it would bring them good luck.

The Start of Autumn period is also the harvest time for Taiwan longan. People believe that eating longan will help their descendants become senior officials.