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Mooncake Festival 2019

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Mooncake Festival

Bring your family and friends along to celebrate the traditional Mooncake Festival this year at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. The Mooncake Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is one of the most important events in the Chinese calendar. Dating back more than 3,000 years. The Mooncake Festival is intended to celebrate the full moon that occurs in the eighth month of the Chinese calendar. A notable part of the celebration is the carrying of brightly lit lanterns. Traditionally lanterns signified the wish for the sun’s light and warmth to return after winter.

This year the Chinese Australian Cultural Society Ballarat is celebrating this special occasion by launching a family and cultural oriented event on the 14th of September. Come and experience traditional moon festival activities including lantern making, lion dancing, cultural performances, Chinese brush painting workshops, etc.

The Chinese Australian Cultural Society Ballarat was formed in October 2008. The objectives of the Society are to enable current and future generations to learn the rich history and cultural practices of China, participate in activities within the wider community, promote goodwill and understanding through the Society and its members.

Details

Date:
September 14
Time:
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/626568844531497/

Venue

Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North
Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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Phone:
03 5320 5858
Website:
https://artgalleryofballarat.com.au/

Organiser

Chinese Australian Cultural Society Ballarat Inc.
Email:
chineseballarat@hotmail.com
Website:
http://www.chineseballarat.org.au/
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