SEPT 17, 2016 [5PM-11PM]

NORCROSS, GA

NDER THE SKY

This Mid Autumn Moon Festival is the equivalent of Thanksgiving Day and its origins go back to ancient times, when people would get together on the 15th day of the 8th moon (around September or October in our Calendar) to give thanks for good rice harvest. This is the time when crops and fruits are at their best and the weather is pleasant. It became a traditional festival in some Southeast and Northeast Asian countries.  The leading roles of the Mid Autumn Moon Festival are children. When adult are eating moon cakes and appreciate the moon on that night, children play with their beautiful lanterns. During the Festival, people hold competitions to see who can make the most beautiful lantern. Children also engage in many activities. Lion dance and other cultural performances are help to enhance the celebrations.