Chinese Moon Festival


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The Chinese Moon Festival, which is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is a traditional Chinese Celebration that dates back to the Tang Dynasty. It is celebrated every year on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month in the Chinese calendar when the moon is at its fullest and brightest of the year. Traditionally, it is a family holiday, when families gather to watch the full moon rise and enjoy pastries made specifically for the event called “moon cakes”.

The festival features Storytelling, Mooncakes and Tea (for a small cost), Lion Dance Performance, Get Your Name in Chinese Calligraphy, Chopstick training, Games and Crafts, Tai Chi Demonstration, Acupuncture Information, Traditional songs, View the full moon with high-powered telescopes, Cooking demonstration with authentic Chinese cuisine, View Riverside’s Chinatown artifacts and photographs from the Museum’s collections telling the story of what life was like as a Chinese immigrant during the city’s earlier days.


6:00 – 8:00 pm, Thursday, September 23, 2010

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