Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
About the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
This event is typically held in September of every year in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. It is billed as our only family-friendly event with lower ticket prices to encourage our donors to bring their children as well. Out of an abundance of caution surrounding the alarming spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, and due to the fact that many of our child attendees are still ineligible to receive a COVID vaccine due to their age, our team has opted to postpone this event to a later, safer date. Stay tuned for more details!
Sample Family-Style Menu
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.
Combo Platter Fried shrimp paste, pork-filled egg rolls, grilled chicken and beef served with rice noodles.
Fried Rice (GF) Fried rice with chicken and onions.
Green Beans with XO Sauce Green beans sauteed with spicy dried seafood XO sauce.
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 HouYi – 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.