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Dates:Sunday, August 11, 2019 - Sunday, August 11, 2019
Hours:10AM - 5PM
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:Free see below
Category:Fairs & Festivals
50th chinatown august moon festival photoCome celebrate Chinatown's 50th August Moon Festival!

Now in its 50th year, Chinatown’s August Moon Festival is a day-long event filled with cultural performances as well as Chinese calligraphy, arts and crafts, and various vendors of Chinese food and merchandise.

The Festival not only celebrates an important Chinese holiday, but also serves to attract people of all backgrounds to Boston’s Chinatown, to highlight what the CCBA and Chinatown’s offerings, and to educate people on Chinese culture, such as lion dancing, Chinese opera, music and folk dance, and martial arts.

Mooncakes, a round Chinese dessert typically filled with lotus bean paste and an egg yolk (representing the moon), and which are a symbol of familial unity, are shared between family and friends as part of the celebration.

The August Moon Festival is one of the greatest Chinese Festivals, second only to the Chinese New Year. The event attracts thousands of spectators from the greater Boston area and beyond to Boston’s Chinatown each year.

There are several meanings behind the festival:

Since the arrival of autumn is thought to be a propitious season and the weather is usually conducive to good health and enjoyment, the August Moon Festival is a festival of joy and health.

The August Moon Festival is also known as the Harvest Festival, a time of thanks for the harvest and good crops.

Come join the CCBA in this celebration - this event is open to the public, no admission fee is required.

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Free and Open to the General Public




Harrison Ave, Chinatown, MA, 02111 map

Boston’s Chinatown (Harrison Avenue and Beach, Tyler, Hudson, and Oxford Streets), Main Stage in Phillips Square (by the corner of Harrison Ave. and Essex St.)


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