MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL (MAF)
Asian Americans United Presents
The 18th Annual Mid-Autumn Festival
Promoting the Culture & Well-Being of Our Community
Saturday, September 14th, 2013 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 email@example.com
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.
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.