Celebrating the Moon Festival Around the World

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Moon Festival in Chinatown Chicago, IL

by Amie Hana

The Moon Festival is one of the two most important holidays in the Chinese calendar (the other being the Chinese Lunar New Year). To the Chinese, this festival is similar to the American Thanksgiving holiday, celebrating a bountiful harvest. In Chicago Chinatown, the Moon Festival has been a well-known annual event for several years running.

Here's the Spectacular Grand Opening Lion Dance with 9 lions, performed by the Chicago Chinese Cultural Center:

And a performance by the Kids from Shaolin Temple, at Chicago Chinatown:

Amie Hana is a full time photographer in Chicagoland area. She is also a creator of a non-profit community website www.thaichicagoland.com.

Moon Festival in Hong Kong

by Dennis

This video was captured at Hong Kong's Victoria Park, this is the way how we celebrate the Moon Festival.

Here's more on celebrations of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong

Moon Festival in Malta

by Alfred and Choy Hong (Jasmine) Grech

The Chinese Moon Festival was held at the Freedom Square in Valletta on September 28, 2009.

It was organised by the China Cultural Centre and the Local Council Valletta in collaboration with the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts and with the support of St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity and the Grand Hotel Excelsor.

Themed on the Moon, the evening of dance and music was aimed at sharing the charm and joy of the Chinese Moon Festival, featuring:

The only professional ladies percussion group in China, the Red Poppy Ladies Percussion who delivered unique enchantment of Chinese drums.

Beautiful melodies of classic moon related music and songs were presented by the Maltese Versatile Brass Band ensemble under the direction of Paul Borg, Marie Therese Vassallo, Mezzo-Soprano performed several songs including one Chinese song "Wang Yue" composed by Yin Qing Sung.

The Olivia Dow School of Russian Ballet presented moon-related ballet.

Here are some images captured from the event:

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Beijing and Hong Kong celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival

by Associated Press

Images captured by the Associated Press of this most important of festivals on the Chinese Calendar.

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