The Moon Festival is also known as Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival in China after the Lunar New Year. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, which is always in the middle of the autumn season in China. At this time of the year the moon is believed to be at its fullest and brightest. In Chinese culture the full moon symbolises reunion so families reunite for celebrations to worship and appreciate the moon together, and share mooncakes to celebrate.
The Chinese Garden of Friendship will be celebrating the Moon Festival with Moon Goddess Storytelling, Lantern Riddles and a stunning art installation by Chinese-Australian multimedia artist Tianli Zu will also be on show, draped over the Cloud Wall in the Chamber of Clear Rhythm.
Come and roam around the Garden and solve the riddles attached to the lanterns. They often contain messages of wisdom and good fortune and give people of all ages the opportunity to explore and have a bit of fun - a great way to celebrate the Moon Festival.
11am, 11.30am, 12 noon & 12.30pm
Bring your little ones to the Moon Goddess Storytelling in the Chinese Garden of Friendship during this Moon Festival and be inspired by this family friendly story believed to have originated over 2,000 years ago, about the legend of Chang’e the Moon Goddess and her Jade Rabbit.
This activity is recommended for 5-12 year olds. Children must be supervised by adults at all times.
Duration: 10 minutes
Where: Chamber of Clear Rhythm
Cost: Included with Garden entry
“Over the Moon” Art Installation
Chinese-Australian multimedia artist Tianli Zu combines cultural heritage with Australian experiences to create an architectural installation weaving through history and contemporary in the Chinese Garden of Friendship especially for the Moon Festival.