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Chinese Moon Festival Lights Up Lexington
The Kentucky Chinese American Association will present its annual Moon Festival tomorrow in Lexington. The celebration, also called the Mid-Autumn Festival, dates back over 3000 years and remains one of the most important holidays on the Chinese calendar. Kentucky Chinese American Association president Wei Luo compares the holiday to Thanksgiving.
"The family members get together, sit under the moon, drink wine, and enjoy many delicious Moon cakes and many other foods," Luo says.
This year's observance in Lexington will feature a nearly four hour non-stop program, including singing, dancing, instrumental music, and an essay and artwork contest for grade-schoolers. The event runs from 4 PM to 8 PM at the MoonDance Amphitheatre at Beaumont on Saturday.