The Moon Festival, a.k.a. the Mid-Autumn Festival, is to most Chinese people the second most important festival, after only the Chinese New Year. Much like Thanksgiving in North America, this day is about harvest and, of course, reunion with family and friends.
On Sunday, September 20, CI staff joined local Chinese people, mostly from upstate South Carolina, to enjoy the festivity at Furman University in Greenville. The celebration was organized by the Greenville Chinese Culture Association (GCCA).
This pleasant day saw people catching up on each other’s lives and indulging in tasty mooncake and other Chinese snacks. An enjoyable gala featuring masterful Taichi and kungfu performances and delightful singing and dancing was presented on an outdoor spacious stage.
As a co-sponsor of the celebration, the Confucius Institute at Presbyterian College brought Chinese artworks and news about study in China to the event, attracting a large number of people who are interested in learning the Chinese language and exploring the culture of China.