13th 5-10- PM 333 South Federal Blvd. Hosted by Far East Center and Walk Denver
Join us for Denver’s first Mid-Autumn festival at the Far East Center. An evening of fun, food
Fan and lantern dances, Aztec dancers, Vietnamese singers
Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the largest festivals in Asia. The festival is a celebration of the moon and it is a time to reconnect with family members. Dating as early as 3000 years ago during the Shang Dynasty this festival remains at the root of Chinese culture. The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated by the Japanese, Vietnamese, Koreans, Filipinos, and many others. This offers a clear example of the influence of Chinese culture on the rest of the world.
Moon cakes a sweet pastry made from wheat or rice flour and sugar. They are often filled with watermelon seed paste, red bean paste, or lotus seed paste can be found in both restaurants and small homes to celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival. Moon cakes are often given as gifts as a show of honor and respect. As with many other Chinese holidays, many families and companies set out lanterns to make the surroundings appear more festive. The traditional lanterns are designed with the lucky color red, but there are also many other homemade and commercial variations that make viewing lanterns interesting.
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