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4th Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival
September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
The Chinese Benevolent Association is pleased to present the 4th Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival at City Hall Square with the Edmonton Chinese Community Organizations.
The Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival is the second most important holiday in the Chinese culture. It is always celebrated on August 15th in the Chinese calendar and in September or early October in the western calendar. The holiday celebration includes brightly lit lanterns, mooncakes, moon stories, and families being together. Families go to public places/parks to stroll around and admire the colourful lanterns around them. They give thanks and pray for good health, prosperity, and success of family members to the full moon. Mid-Autumn festival is popularly celebrated among Asian countries.
The Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival fast becoming a popular City of Edmonton fall cultural event. We anticipate over 5000 people attending. In mid-autumn festival tradition, there will be performances, lantern-making, lantern riddles, calligraphy, storytelling, moon gazing, lantern admiring, and even making a wish and watching it float around in the City Hall’s pool, and much more. Three new activities are introduced this year: a) a lantern making contest with cash prizes, b) pumpkin pie eating contest, and c) Lover’s Lane Under the Harvest Moon (to emphasize Mid-Autumn Festival is also about romance).
For more information (or clarification), please contact the Chinese Benevolent Association (Edmonton)
Email (eg. Further questions): firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details about the festival www.cbaedmonton.com.