Wake Forest students celebrate Chinese Moon Festival
September 3, 2008
Wake Forest University will celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival, the second largest holiday in Chinese culture, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall.
The event is free for all Wake Forest and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center ID holders; admission is $5 for the general public.
The Moon Festival will feature dance, vocal and instrumental performances, a tae kwon do demonstration, a riddle contest for children, Chinese poetry readings and various Chinese foods, including moon cakes. Performances begin at 2:30 p.m.
The festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is celebrated each year on the 15th of the 8th lunar month. It is a traditional Chinese holiday in which people hold family reunions and celebrate the blessings they have received. The festival is connected to the moon because in Chinese culture, the moon represents peace and prosperity for the whole family. During the festival, families typically wait until the full moon rises then they watch it, eat moon cakes and sing poems about it.
The event is sponsored by the China Student and Scholar Association, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Asian Student Interest Association.
For more information, call (336) 758-5864.