MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL (MAF)
Asian Americans United Presents
The 19th Annual Mid-Autumn Festival
Promoting the Culture & Well-Being of Our Community
Saturday, September 13th, 2014 from 12:45 to 6:00 pm
at the China Friendship Gate at 10th and Arch Streets
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)
For more information, please call AAU:
Ellen at 215.925.1538 or firstname.lastname@example.org
如有咨詢， 請與(Betty)呂太太聯絡： 215.569.2600
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.
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.