september, 2019

13sep5:00 pm10:00 pmDenver Mid-Autumn Festival

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Event Details

Do you love food, music, and entertainment? Walk Denver and Far East Center would like to invite you to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival at our one-day event on South Federal Blvd. Come and have a taste of an Asian night market with street food from all over the world and a variety of vendors and entertainment. Watch your kids play with light up lanterns and get their faces painted.

We will have a packed night of entertainment and fun for the whole family.
* Pho Eating Contest for adults
* Moon Cake eating contest for kids
* Lion Dance performance
* Traditional Drum Performance
* Vietnamese Singers
* Cash and prize giveaways
* Kids fashion show (bring your kids in traditional clothes to participate on stage. All kids are welcome).
* Homemade Lantern contest (only valid for kids 5-13) Have your child hand make a lantern and participate in our contest. Winner will be awarded a big prize.

More details coming soon…Like this event and follow Truong An Gifts, Walkdenver.org, and Far East Center for upcoming info.

Would be interested in being a vendor at our event?
Would you like to be a performer at our event?
Would you be interested in becoming a sponsor for our event?
We would love to hear from you. Application deadline is August 15th.
For more information contact:
Cindy.ambs@walkdenver.org
walkdenver.org/littlesaigon

What is the meaning behind Mid-Autumn:
This ancient festival dates back to the harvest celebrations of Shang Dynasty China (c.16th to 10th Century BC). The festival began with the worshipping of the Mountain Gods following the completed harvest. The term ‘Mid-Autumn’ first appeared in the Rites of Zhou written between 1046-771 BC. However, the festival only started gaining in popularity in the period of the early Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) following Emperor Xuanzong of Tang’s decision to start holding formal celebrations after exploring the Moon-Palace.

Moon worship was central to early Chinese belief, as the moon symbolized rejuvenation and fertility amongst women and the harvest. As such, offerings may be made to the lunar deity Chang’e (pictured above), who is also known as ‘The Moon Goddess of Immortality.’

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm MDT

Location

Far East Center

Organizer

Truong An Gifts

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