Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (ACCVT) presents the 15th annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival (Zhongqiu Jie) which is celebrated in China, Korea, and Vietnam. After Lunar New Year, this is the second most important festival of the year.

This is a traditional time for families to gather and give thanks for the harvest and for harmonious unions. Offerings may be made to Chang’e, the Moon Goddess of Immortality. This is the festival for carrying lanterns and sharing mooncakes. Come celebrate this harvest festival with crafts, stories, songs, food, t’ai chi, martial arts, and the rope tug. Then watch the harvest moon rise. The celebration will start with a pot-luck.

The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival will be held Thursday, September 19, from 6-8 pm at the Kiwanis Shelter atop Memorial Park Drive, Brattleboro, VT. All ages, free to the public, Rain or Shine. For more information call (802) 257-7898 ext. 1 or email:asianculturalcentervt@gmail.com.

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