The Arcadia Chinese Association and the City of Arcadia are hosting the City’s Annual Moon Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Arcadia City Hall. The event will feature delicious multicultural food including moon cakes, Chinese dance performances and music, games, and arts and crafts exhibits.
The Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is a harvest celebration that originated in ancient China more than 3,000 years ago. Throughout many of the Asian cultures in which it’s celebrated, the Moon Festival is a chance to spend time with family and friends, light colorful lanterns and pay tribute to the moon as a symbol of harmony and unity.
“We are thrilled to be partnering again with the Arcadia Chinese Association to host the Moon Festival,” said Mayor Verlato. “Our Chinese neighbors are an important part of our local community and the city is always pleased to honor their celebrations and traditions.”
“The stories associated with cultural celebrations like the Moon Festival help to express shared values,” said Arcadia Chinese Association President Jamie Lee. “We are proud of our continuous partnership with the city and look forward to another memorable event featuring multicultural festivities.”
Free parking for the Moon Festival is available at Santa Anita Race Track through Gate 5. For more information, please call Arcadia City Hall at (626) 574-5401.