Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
About the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
About the Mid-Autumn Festival
This event is held in September of every year in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. It is our flagship family-friendly event with lower ticket prices to encourage our donors to bring their children as well. Enjoy a multi-course, family-style meal and celebrate the Thanksgiving of the East! There will be activities for children and a small Night Market.
Savory Salad (V + GF) Thinly sliced tofu and soy based faux meats on a bed of pickled carrots and daikon, celery, green and red peppers, mango and pineapple salad.
Savory’s Special Combination Platter Fried shrimp paste, pork-filled egg rolls, grilled chicken and beef served with rice noodles.
Beef Fried Rice Fried rice with beef and onions.
Ga Xao Hot Dieu (V) Chicken sauteed with cashews, snow peas, carrots, onions and straw mushroom.
Sesame Balls Rice flour sesame balls filled with sweet red bean paste.
What is Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节)?
The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most popular Chinese holidays. It is all about quality time with family, the harvest, and sweet mooncakes or other round foods to represent the full moon.
Marking the end of the fall harvest, the Mid-Autumn Festival was traditionally a time to give thanks, so it is also known as the Thanksgiving of the East.
It is a time of year that the moon is at its brightest, which is why lunar legends have always been attached to the celebration. Most notable in Chinese lore is the the story of Chang Er, the wife of the hero, Hou Yi, who shot down nine of the ten suns with his bow and arrow. She drank an elixir of immortality to save it from a greedy student of Hou Yi – Peng Meng.
Chang Er then ascended to the moon and has been worshiped by the Chinese as a Moon Goddess ever since. Each year, fruits and cakes are displayed as an offering to the Moon Goddess.