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August 26, 2014 > Moon Festival celebration

Moon Festival celebration

The Moon Festival, also known as Mid-Autumn Festival and Day of Reunion, is a celebration held on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese lunar calendar, when the moon is full and bright. Moon Festivals date back to the 16th century B.C. when the ancient Chinese saw that the movement of the moon related to the changes of season and harvest times. Traditionally comprised of ceremonies and sacrifices to the moon in thanks for the autumn harvest, modern Moon Festivals also celebrate history and heritage while enjoying the company of family and friends and indulging in mooncakes and good food. The traditional desert of the festival, mooncakes are a round pastry with a sweet, dense filling prepared in a variety of flavors, including lotus seed paste, sweet bean paste, egg yolk, jujube paste, and five kernel.

This year the Moon Festival falls on September 8, and Citizens for Better Community (CBC) and Fremont Rotary Club will present their 2nd annual ÒMoon FestivalÓ on Friday, September 5 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fremont. The event aims to share Chinese Moon Festival culture and raise funds for the operation of both groups.

Attendees will enjoy a night of music and dancing to the sounds of Tim ReillyÕs Canyon Band, light dinner and drinks, and door prizes. Those interested in sharing their talents via song, dance, or performing a moon-themed act can be part of the evening; contact Lena Zee at lenazee@att.net or (510) 206 Ð 8108 to sign up.

Tickets are $35 and children under 10 years old are free. Visit www.cbcsfbay.org/moon-festival-celebration-2014 for a ticket form and mailing instructions. No tickets will be sold at the door. For questions regarding tickets, contact Kathy Jang at kjang@cbcsfbay.org.

Moon Festival
Friday, Sep 5
7:00 p.m.: Check-in
7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.: Program and dinner
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
38451 Fremont Blvd, Fremont
kjang@cbcsfbay.org
www.cbcsfbay.or
Tickets: $35, children under 10 free

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