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


Welcome and Lanterns Parade

Overseas Chinese Association School,

Chinese Community Centre Birmingham,
Birmingham Chinese Women’s Association



Karaoke Performance

Birmingham Chinese Society Karaoke Group



Children’s Dances

The Birmingham Chinese School



Chinese Songs

Birmingham Chinese Women’s Association



Modern dances

Overseas Chinese Association School



Songs with Dizi

Wan Cheuk Choir



Children’s Dances

Overseas Chinese Association School



Chinese Songs

Birmingham Chinese Society Karaoke Group



Traditional Chinese Instrumental

Music (Guzheng) Ms Ying Siao




Chair Mr Jeffrey Yap & Special Guest



Presentation of Prizes

Lanterns Competition



Lions’ Dance

Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu Academy


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