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Asian Americans United Presents

The 23rd Annual Mid-Autumn Festival
Promoting the Culture & Well-Being of Our Community

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 from 12:00 to 7:00 pm

at the China Friendship Gate at 10th and Arch Streets

12:00 to 7:00 pm
Arts Activities
Enjoy Music, Dance, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Beijing Opera, and a Mooncake-Eating Contest!


6:45 pm
Dragon Dance, Lion Dance & Lantern Parade through Chinatown!
(Lanterns will be available for purchase)

For more information, please call AAU at 215.925.1538 or email aau@aaunited.org
如有咨詢, 請與(Betty)呂太太聯絡: 215.569.2600



About the Mid-Autumn Festival

Asian Americans United’s (AAU) Annual Mid-Autumn Festival from JoanMay Cordova on Vimeo.

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.

AAU’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.


Goals of the Mid-Autumn Festival (Written in 1996)

  • To promote Chinatown community unity through cultural reclamation
  • To promote pride in Chinese culture and community
  • To engage various sectors of the community in support for a community-wide celebration
  • To promote intergenerational cooperation

Debbie Wei talks to a grade 3 class at FACTS about Mid-Autumn Festival.