Every year, thousands of people gather under the full moon to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in Philadelphia’s Chinatown. Closing down 10th Street, people gather to reclaim old traditions and establish new ones, and in so doing, assert their right to exist as a community.
Asian Americans United’s Mid-Autumn Festival creates a time when people come together in an expression of community pride and collective responsibility. Youth give a day of service, restaurants donate food, artists offer their talents, businesses and organizations chip in money – hundreds of people work together to make the festival our own.
12:45 to 6:00 pm
Enjoy Music, Dance, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Beijing Opera, and a Mooncake-Eating Contest!
Dragon Dance, Lion Dance & Lantern Parade through Chinatown!
(Lanterns will be available for purchase)
Co-sponsored by: Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School
Media support: Chinese Radio
With support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Greater Philadelphia Traditions Fund, and the Philadelphia Folklore Project.