On Friday, September 13th, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden invites you to attend the 2019 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.
With a history that goes back over 4,000 years, Chinese tea culture is truly an art. This event will allow you to “experience firsthand the intertwined connection between tea, art, and the moon”.
Underneath the bright glow of the moon, visitors will get a cultural experience like none ever.
This festival will feature six types of Chinese tea, mooncakes, music, and even the chance to make your own lantern! In addition, the 2019 celebration will also have a tea poetry contest and the opening of Lam Wong’s year-long artist residency at the Garden.
Below is the event schedule
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Event Schedule
Tea & Art | 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of the Chaji / 茶寂 exhibit, a six-month art exhibition showcasing the diverse genre of artwork of five curated artists together with Lam Wong, the Garden’s new Artist in Residence.
Tea Poetry Contest | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Compose your masterpiece under the moonlight for a chance to win a limited edition (93/100) Gongfu tea set designed by artist Lam Wong. The winner will be determined by a panel of judges, and announced on Tuesday, September 17th.
Gongfu Tea Tasting | Every 20 minutes starting at 5:10 p.m.
Visitors will be able to enjoy a cup of tea served in the traditional Chinese way, and learn about the art of tea tasting from a tea artist. You have the option to bring your own cup, or purchase a special Chinese Garden teacup.
Guzheng Performance and Interactive Session | 5:00 p.m., 6:00p.m., 7:00p.m., and 8:00p.m.
Join musician Joyce Tan at the top of the hour for a live performance of guzheng, the Chinese zither.
Mooncake Demo | 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., 8:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Learn how to make mooncakes, the traditional Chinese pastry for this festive day.
Hanfu and Lantern Photo Stations | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
It’s photo time! Try on the traditional outfits of the Han Chinese people and have your photo taken with the Hanfu Club.
Lantern Making | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Purchase and make a festive lantern to take home.
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Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Vancouver 2019
Location: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden - 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Admission: Admission by suggested donation of $5
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Date: Friday September 13th, 2019