Mid Autumn Festival - September 12, 2011
by Sally Chia
(State College, PA)
The Mid-Autumn Cultural Festival 2011, a celebration of traditional Chinese holiday, will be hosted by the three student organizations at Heritage Hall on September 12 from noon to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm.
“We are very excited to host this year’s Mid-Autumn Cultural Festival and we hope that the Penn State community will celebrate our traditions along with us. This is a great opportunity for us to share our customs with our peers, faculty and community members,” Esther Jiang, President of Chinese Undergraduate Student Association said.
The collaboration between Chinese Undergraduate Student Association, Chinese Students and Scholars Association and Taiwanese American Student Association intends to educate the Penn State community about Chinese culture through several cultural exhibitions, interactive activities, traditional and modern performances and a video presentation.
The festival is in two-parts, with an interactive exhibition from noon to 5 and cultural performances in the evening. Students will be showcasing traditional activities such as paper cutting and dumpling to educate Penn State on the Chinese festival.
“Members of all three organizations are making great effort to create a successful event,” said Jiang. “We expect to see great outcomes at the event and we encourage everyone to participate.”
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Zhongqiu Festival, is a popular festival celebrated by the Chinese culture. In order to recreate the traditional festival at Penn State, students will be displaying traditional customs, decorations and cuisines.
Admission is free and one free moon cake per attendee will be distributed at the event.
For more information, please contact Sally Chia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 814-753-0228.