Celebration of the Moon Festival at the Chinese Quarter

4:26 PM Sandra Gutrejde Suarez 2 Comments




On Sunday, September 11th, 2011, the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, will be celebrated for the first time in Buenos Aires, in the streets of the Chinese Quarter in Belgrano, on Arribeños Street, from Blanco Encalada to Juramento
The activities will take place between 12:00pm and 8:00pm.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important holidays in the Chinese calendar, together with the Chinese New Year. Sometimes referred to as the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival, traditionally on this day Chinese family members and friends gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, and celebrate the end of the fall harvesting season.
A large stage with lights and sound will be mounted on Arribeños and Olazabal for the public to enjoy a great event that will feature the traditional Dragon and Lion Dance, Oriental Martial Arts, Traditional Dance Mulan, Exhibition of ancient instruments; as well as a tango show with live orchestra and international couples made ​​up of Argentinian and Oriental dancers; choirs of young Argentine singers who will sing Chinese songs and Chinese artists who sing traditional and modern themes; a Hip Hop Fusion-Oriental dance group, explanation of Chinese Horoscope, among many other activities.
More than 60 stalls will be places in the streets to offer traditional food and cultural items.
The celebration will end at rise of the moon, when all together will sing on stage "The moon represents my heart".

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2 comments:

  1. Oh I am glad I read this in time ! Usually I miss these things by a day ..
    This should be great fun .. besitos ! C

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  2. Yes it will be fun! But be prepared for huge crowds.
    Besos!

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