Oct 3: Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋節

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important traditional events in Asia, like Christmas and Thanksgiving in the West. Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, the round shape and completeness of the full moon symbolize family and friends reunion. In light of COVID-19 health and safety concerns, we have decided to move this year’s festival to a virtual platform. This interactive site includes videos of storytelling, performances, poetry, lantern making, and museum and park tours.

As the famous Mid-Autumn poem by 蘇軾 (Su Shi) goes, “但願人長久,千里共嬋娟.” (May we all be blessed with longevity. Though far apart, we are still able to share the beauty of the moon together.) We hope you can join us for this year’s online celebration!

This program is co-hosted by the Chicago Park District and the Chinese American Museum of Chicago as part of the Night Out in the Parks program, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, the Field Museum, and the Roots & Routes Initiative.

Saturday, October 3rd
Begins 5pm CDT
RSVP here: bit.ly/midautumnfest2020 (a link to the virtual event will be sent prior to the festvial)