Dance with the Moon

Mid-Autumn Festival is Around the Corner

Important Notice: Because of (highly) possible thunderstorm on Friday evening Sept. 28, the celebration will be moved to Gore Hall 102. 

The Mid-Autumn Festival (a.k.a the Moon Festival) has been celebrated on the 15th day of the lunar August every year by Chinese people since 3,000 years ago.  This year, UDCI is hosting a Mid-Autumn Festival celebration in Gore Hall 102 the lawn outside the building on 121 E. Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19716, where the UDCI’s new home will be.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important holidays in the Chinese calendar, a day to celebrate harvest and family reunion – a very similar counterpart of the western Thanksgiving holiday. Come join us for a traditional Chinese celebration with the moon cakes, story of the moon goddess Chang’e, her Jade Rabbit and the sweet olive flowers. Enjoy traditional Chinese folk dance, sword dance, calligraphy, handcrafts, games and music.

Celebration starts at 5:00PM on Friday September 28, 2012. Light refreshments, including the famous “moon cakes“, and beverages will be served.

The event is FREE to the public.