When? 10th August 2014
Also known as the 'Moon Festival', The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival commemorates a 14th-century uprising against the Mongols. Plans for the revolt were smuggled to like minded sympathizers inside small cakes. Today cakes made from ground lotus and sesame seed paste known as 'moon cakes' are typically eaten as part of the celebrations.
Many families travel to vantage points for moon-watching parties. Boston's Chinatown is the third largest Chinese neighborhood in the US, so festivities are usually extremely busy, and extraordinarily lively.
So why not visit Boston and ioin the outdoor party in Chinatown to celebrate the end of the harvest season. There will be music, food, activities, storytellers and a dragon parade to celebrate the full moon. Be sure to leave room for mooncakes also!
At the Harrison Beach Street stage, Festival visitors will be treated to dancing, musicians, martial artists and numerous performers.
Further Information: Boston Moon Festival