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5th Annual PAMP Moon Festival - THIS SATURDAY

Original post made by Asdll, Menlo Park: other, on Sep 16, 2010

“When the moon is full, mankind is one!”
The Palo Alto Menlo Park Parent's Club is hosting its 5th Annual PAMP Moon Festival! Join us this Saturday Sept 18th from 4-7:30 pm at the Mitchell Park Bowl at 600 E. Meadow Dr. in Palo Alto. Your children will enjoy making traditional Chinese arts and crafts and there will be fabulous performances by local schools and organizations in Chinese dance, music and martial arts. We’ll even have the fiery dragon dance and the telling of the legend of Houyi and Chang’e, the Moon Goddess of Immortality.
Of course, no Moon Festival would be complete without moon cakes, tea, and your own lantern for use during the traditional Moon Festival stroll lead by the fair Moon Goddess.
Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Half the Sky Foundation: Half the Sky will also sponsor a children's activity booth. Please stop by and say hi.

IMPORTANT: Bring your blankets and a family picnic! It gets chilly earlier these days, so don’t forget sweaters for the little ones.

About The Moon Festival: The Moon Festival, also known as the Lantern Festival or the Moon Cake Festival, is one of the most important holidays on the Chinese calendar. A mid-Autumn harvest celebration, the festival dates back to the Tang dynasty in 618 A.D. It is a
multi-cultural event also celebrated in Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines. The festival is celebrated on the day that the moon is roundest and brightest, signaling a time of completeness and abundance.


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