Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Tickets: $40 Adult / $30 Children 12 and under
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Dim sum means ‘touching the heart’ in Cantonese.
It’s our traditional celebration of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival and it’s a fun way to involve the whole family while filling up with fresh and delicious dim sum.
This luncheon is a casual gathering, hosted at a local Chinese restaurant. If you’ve never tried dim sum before, it’s a great introduction to the cuisine, with a set menu hand-picked by Linda Yip herself!
What is Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节)?
Mid-Autumn Day is one of the most popular Chinese festivals. It is all about quality time with family, the harvest, and sweet mooncakes.
Marking the end of the fall harvest, the Mid-Autumn Festival was traditionally a time to give thanks to the Gods, so it is also known as the Easter Thanksgiving.
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.