The Chinese Moon Festival

The Chinese Moon Festival is on the 15th of the 8th lunar month. It’s also known as the Mid-autumn Festival. Chinese culture is deeply imbedded in traditional festivals. Just like Christmas and Thanksgiving in the West, the Moon Festival is one of the most important traditional events for the Chinese.

The Moon Festival is full of legendary stories. Legend says that Chang Er flew to the moon, where she has lived ever since. You might see her dancing on the moon during the Moon Festival. The Moon Festival is also an occasion for family reunions. When the full moon rises, families get together to watch the full moon, eat moon cakes, and sing moon poems. With the full moon, the legend, the family and the poems, you can’t help thinking that this is really a perfect world. That is why the Chinese are so fond of the Moon Festival.

In Buenos Aires there will be a special celebration at Avenida de Mayo. Dancing, singing, martial arts exhibitions and musical performances, are just some of the many presentations that will take place throughout the afternoon to reach the dragon dance to mark the closing ceremony and farewell.

September 29th
Av. de Mayo y Bolívar
1pm
 
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