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.