Full Moon calls for celebration

Being part Chinese and part Vietnamese, the Mid Autumn Moon Festival was a big part of my childhood. If you don’t know what this cultural celebration is about, it takes place every year during September. We celebrate it according the lunar calendar, when a full moon is reached. It is a time for family and friends to gather together, eat the traditional moon cakes, and celebrate the arrival of fall!

I stopped by the Mid Autumn Moon Festival in San Francisco’s own Chinatown, asking attendees what they thought of the event. I met a Chinese exchange student, a long-time festival goer, and talked to the Moon Goddess herself.

The crowded festival.

Lion Dancers.

The Moon Goddess. She's not the REAL one, but tons of people wanted to take pictures with her. Gorgeous!

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I believe in things happening for a reason, high heels, dresses, summer, laughing for no apparent reason, the simple things, Turbo Kickboxing, long voicemail messages, to-do lists, you, myself, and the rest of this world. Twitteroooo: @jackelynho

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