Mid-Autumn Festival: A Moonmoment to Remember

Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional Chinese festival with a long history. It represents people’s wishes for a harmonious and prosperous life. From Sept 28 to Oct 5 an online event, “Mid-Autumn Festival: A Moonmoment to Remember”, is to be launched to celebrate the festival.

Hosted by the Bureau of International Exchange and Cooperation of China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the activity is jointly organized by the Network of International Culturalink Entities , overseas China Cultural Centres and China National Tourism Offices. 

The event centers on inheritance of Mid-Autumn Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival culture, contemporary China and Mid-Autumn Festival and travel and leisure during the festival. The activities include online exhibitions and concerts, short video display, streaming and mini training classes.

Virtual Exhibition: All About Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-autumn is the harvest season, and abundant crops are nature’s reward for a year’s hard work. The Mid-Autumn Festival, with its iconic full moon, embodies people’s longing for family reunion.

Mid-Autumn Festival is part of the annual cycle, illustrating the concept of “unity of man and nature” from ancient China, a celebration of happiness and contentment. 

Guided by a fluffy moon bunny, the virtual exhibition goes through various sections including “Encountering the Mid-Autumn Festival”, 

“Mid-Autumn Festival Customs” and “More to learn about the Mid-Autumn Festival”. Using virtual 3D immersive displays to integrate audiovisual content, games and animation, the exhibit introduces the origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival, folk culture and the time-honored values of family and harmony. 

Mid-Autumn Festival is originated in China, but is celebrated around the world. We share the moon, the earth and human civilization itself. We wish each other a long and happy life to share the beautiful moonlight, even though we may be miles apart.

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Cloud Chorus:Wishing You Stay Well

More than 60 overseas China cultural centers and China National Tourist Offices invite locals to record a Chinese song Wishing You Stay Well, an adaptation of a Chinese poem written by Su Shi in the Song Dynasty. The chorus video will be sent online via Tencent Video and other major media platforms. Please share with us the joy of the mid-autumn festival, and wish everyone a happy and healthy time!

Variety Show The Oriental Beauty in Blossom

Blossom is performed by artists from the China Oriental Song and Dance Ensemble. Centered on the theme of “moon”, the stage recreates classical Chinese architecture and a mesmerizing festive atmosphere. Audiences are able to connect with the heartwarming emotions and receive the good wishes transcending time and space. 

Click here to watch Variety Show The Oriental Beauty in Blossom

Choral Concert: Bright Moon, Best Wishes

repertoire performed by the Chorus of the China National Symphony Orchestra in 2020, including music from classical plays, and household songs in China. Among them, songs such as Rainbow After the Rain express hope and good wishes for the future; familiar tones like Yearning celebrates precious friendships between people; The Moon is my Heart is about the sincere confession of love. On the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival, the China National Symphony Orchestra Chorus celebrates the desire for a better life and the wishes of people for a happy and healthy life.

Click here to watch Choral Concert Bright Moon, Best Wishes

Online Concert: Shared Moon, Shared Happiness

Humans live in the same global village and look at the same moon together. The Mid-Autumn Festival is an important traditional Chinese festival and a time-honored cultural custom. It embodies the Chinese sentiments for family reunion, national solidarity and social harmony. As the pandemic rages around the world, mankind is bound by a common destiny. Only by working together can we tide over the difficulties. On the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival, the China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater presents an online folk concert integrating Chinese folk music, electronic music and dance, to inspire people around the world to join the festive celebration.

Click here to watch Online Concert Shared Moon, Shared Happiness

Fun Facts: 3 Ways to Enjoy the Mid-Autumn Festival

A six-episode short video series called “Fun Facts: 3 Ways to Enjoy the Mid-Autumn Festival” will share with people the history and customs of Mid-Autumn Festival. It will help people to have a better understanding of the festival and the culture and customs associated with the festival, which could be a gateway to learn more about Chinese culture. 

Click here to watch “Fun Facts about Mid-Autumn”
Click here to watch “Painted Lord Rabbit of Old Beijing”
Click here to watch “Making Mooncakes of Song Dynasty”
Click here to watch “Making Cantonese-style Mooncakes”
Click here to watch “Making Suzhou-style Mooncakes”
Click here to watch “Writing ‘Zhong Qiu’”

Hosted by
Bureau of International Exchange and Cooperation of China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism
China Cultural Centre in Sydney
China National Tourism Offices Sydney
Network of International Culturalink Entities

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