2018 Autumn Moon Festival @ Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden | Lion Dance, Mooncakes, Stories & More!

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The Portland Chinese Dance Troupe performs at the Autumn Moon Festival at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Autumn Moon Festival
September 22, 2018
10a-9p | All Ages
General — $8
Senior (62+) — $7
Student (under 18 or w/ college ID) — $5
Family (2 adults & 2 students) — $24
More info: lansugarden.org

Lan Su Chinese Garden
239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, the second most important event on the Chinese calendar after Chinese New Year, with Lan Su Chinese Garden on Saturday, September 22.

Timed with the autumn harvest, the Mid-Autumn Festival occurs when the moon appears its fullest during the autumnal equinox. It is a time for family gatherings, storytelling, moon watching and the eating of Mooncakes – a traditional pastry.

This year, Lan Su is celebrating the Autumn Moon Festival with:

  • Discounted admission to the garden with extended hours from 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • A free community fair from 3-9 p.m. on the parking lot next to Lan Su with performances, activities and a night market with food and product vendors
  • Participating in the Portland Chinatown Mid-Autumn Celebration on NW Davis from 1-5 p.m. with lantern making, traditional music, folk dance and paper lanterns.

Traditional Mid-Autumn Festival activities include:

  • Gathering together with family and friends to watch the moon, a symbol of family harmony and unit
  • Eating mooncakes, a round, sweet-filled pastry decorated with a variety of designs and fillings including seeds, nuts, date paste and smashed bean
  • Storytelling, particularly of tales about the moon and its cultural inhabitant
  • Reading poetry and playing games at twilight, many of which having to do with flights of the soul, spirit possession, or fortune telling

For a complete schedule of events and activities, visit www.lansugarden.org/autumnmoon

 

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