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MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL (MAF)

Asian Americans United Presents

The 19th Annual Mid-Autumn Festival
Promoting the Culture & Well-Being of Our Community

photo of crowd at 2010 MAF
Saturday, September 13th, 2014 from 12:45 to 6:00 pm
at the China Friendship Gate at 10th and Arch Streets

Events
12:45 to 6:00 pm
Carnival
Arts Activities
Performances
Enjoy Music, Dance, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Beijing Opera, and a Mooncake-Eating Contest!

6:00 pm
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 aau@aaunited.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.

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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.

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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.

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