Mid-Autumn Festival

PAST EVENT - Sunday 30 September 2013, 17.30 – 19.30

Arcadian Centre, Southside, Birmingham

 

 

The festival also commemorates a 14th Century uprising against the Mongols. In a cunning plan, rebels wrote the call to revolt on pieces of paper and put them in cakes that they smuggled to compatriots.

Today, during the festival, people eat special sweet cakes known as “Moon Cakes” made of ground lotus, sesame seed paste, egg-yolk and other ingredients. Shops also sell colourful Chinese paper lanterns in the shape of animals, aeroplanes and space ships.

On this special family occasion, children are allowed to stay up late, light their candles and watch the huge autumn moon rise while eating their moon cakes. 

Families from all communities are encouraged to come and enjoy the festival and learn more about one of the oldest and most important festivals in the Chinese calendar. Entry to the festival is free.


Schedule of events

17:30pm

Welcome and Lanterns Parade

Overseas Chinese Association School,

Chinese Community Centre Birmingham,
Birmingham Chinese Women’s Association

 

17:45pm

Karaoke Performance

Birmingham Chinese Society Karaoke Group

 

17:50pm

Children’s Dances

The Birmingham Chinese School

 

17:55pm

Chinese Songs

Birmingham Chinese Women’s Association

 

18:00pm

Modern dances

Overseas Chinese Association School

 

18:05pm

Songs with Dizi

Wan Cheuk Choir

 

18:10pm

Children’s Dances

Overseas Chinese Association School

 

18:15pm

Chinese Songs

Birmingham Chinese Society Karaoke Group

 

18.20pm

Traditional Chinese Instrumental

Music (Guzheng) Ms Ying Siao

 

18.30pm

Speeches

Chair Mr Jeffrey Yap & Special Guest

 

18.40pm

Presentation of Prizes

Lanterns Competition

 

18.55pm

Lions’ Dance

Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu Academy

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