Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
Saturday, September 10
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Explore the Chinese and Vietnamese customs of celebrating and giving thanks to the moon and the bountiful harvest season. Join us and make playdough moon cakes, thrill in the always popular and spirited Lion Dance performance by Yun Yee Tong USA, and stop by the theatre to learn more about this amazing holiday and listen and dance to some traditional music.
In many parts of Asia, it’s common during a Mid-Autumn Moon Celebration to honor and worship the moon, the people who work the land, and the food that is cultivated. The festivals coincide with the full moon on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month.
Want to learn more about the traditions of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival? Watch this video from our program at the Museum.