Like 3,000 years ago: a festival of Chinese traditions will land in Irvine
The Mid-Autumn Festival, a traditional celebration of Chinese culture, will settle in for one day, Sept. 29, at Great Park in Irvine.
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, is a traditional holiday in Chinese culture. It is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month of the Chinese calendar. In the culture of East Asian peoples, it marks the middle of the annual cycle. It is second only to Chinese New Year in importance.
The history of Mid-Autumn Festival dates back to 3,000 years ago. This festival of Chinese traditions always falls on the full moon, which symbolizes femininity and fertility. It is believed that on this day, the full moon is the roundest and brightest of the year. In addition, Mid-Autumn Festival is closely associated with the completion of agricultural work and the harvest. On this day, it is customary to gather with family and friends and have light-hearted conversations. Or you can eat traditional "moon gingerbread" with various fillings and admire the full moon.
So on September 29, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the City of Irvine, in conjunction with the South Coast Chinese Cultural Center, invites everyone, families, to Great Park for an interesting event with Chinese traditions. There will be live music and dancing, cultural exhibits and a festive atmosphere. Different crafts and food trucks are also promised. To learn more about the celebration, visit cityofirvine.org.
By hosting the Chinese Traditions Festival, Irvine is committed to honoring traditional and culturally significant events that highlight the city's diversity and multiculturalism.
Socium.Network team emphasizes that the event is absolutely free and for all ages. Come: it will be fun and beautiful!
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