The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, is a traditional festival celebrated in Chinese culture. It is now one of the most important festivals throughout East Asia. It is said the moon on this day is the brightest and roundest, which has come to mean a family reunion.
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is a FREE event.
Children from Year 1 to Year 12 are most welcome and are to be accompanied by their parents.
The time and venue are as follows,
- Venue: DiveriCiti Centre, 23, Foster Street, Newmarket, QLD 4051
- Time: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
There will be hands-on cultural experiences such as,
- Mooncake Making Demonstration
- Paper Cutting Demonstration
- Storytelling competition – PRIZES TO BE WON
- Lantern Making
- Fan Painting
This story-telling competition will be about the legend of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival:
The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is steeped in the legend of Chang’e, the Moon Goddess. According to several myths, Houyi, an archer, shot down nine suns, thereby saving humanity. As a reward, he received an elixir of immortality. His wife Chang’e, however, consumed it, causing her to ascend to the moon. On the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, people gather to honor Change and offer sacrifices. Families unite to admire the full moon, light lanterns, and savor mooncakes. This legendary festival represents the Chinese values of family, love, and harmony, and continues to be cherished as an annual cultural celebration, being the second most important ‘Family Reunion’ after Chinese New Year.
Terms and Conditions of this Storytelling competition:
- Category 1: Year 2/ 3/ 4 and Category 2: Year 5/ 6/ 7
- Stories can be told about the legend or historical accounts of the festival and traditional practices involved in this Mid-autumn event.
- OR, children can talk about their own personal experiences of this festival, or about the various kinds of Mid-Autumn celebrations in Asian countries.
- The storytelling can be in either English or Mandarin.
- The recording should last only 2 minutes. (Longer stories will not be accepted)
- Participants will submit a video recording of themselves reciting a story of this legend, or their personal experience of this Festival, either in English or Mandarin
- Entries should be submitted for judging by the 18th of September.
- Recorded stories /accounts can be recorded on the phone or video camera, and should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
Please register for our event, ONLY LIMITED SPOTS are available.
Scan the QR code below or click on the link to register on Eventbrite – https://qrco.de/beJGNU
For more information e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org