SDCHM Family Moon Festival
September 21, 2013 Celebrate the brightest full moon of the year at the Family Moon Celebration at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum. This time-honored Chinese tradition, on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month, is a festive celebration of the moon and the bounty of the autumn harvest. The cultural soul of downtown’s Asian Pacific Historic District, San Diego Chinese Historical Museum preserves Chinese culture and art for the community. Spend a fun afternoon at the SDCHM Family Moon Celebration in the museum’s beautiful Chuang Garden, a tranquil oasis with a quiet stream, koi pond and a cascading waterfall. Stroll along the serpentine stone path through the courtyard adorned with a bronze statue of Confucius. A wonderful cultural event for San Diego’s vibrant Chinese community, the Family Moon Festival will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in the beautiful Asian garden. The festival features Chinese arts and crafts, a calligraphy demonstration and sample of delicious mooncakes. Learn about the Chinese legends of the Jade Rabbit and the Cheng Er, the fairy princess living on the moon. Watch museum guides demonstrate how to prepare traditional treats and let the kids make their own mooncakes. The Family Moon Festival is a wonderful Chinese tradition and the perfect way to end the summer. Located in downtown San Diego, the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum shares Chinese and Chinese-American history, heritage and culture through art exhibits, activities and outreach programs. The museum highlights the essence of Chinese arts and culture through historic photographs, ancient artifacts, models, and events like the Chinese New Year and the Family Moon Festival.