The 2019 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival takes place Friday, September 13 and this year, it’s all about tea. Come along with friends, family, and loved ones and fully immerse yourself in the Chinese art, culture, and history of tea that goes back over 4,000 years.
- Savour a cup of Chinese tea served in the traditional way, and learn about the art of tea tasting. Bring your own cup or purchase a special Chinese Garden teacup.
- Take in tea-themed artwork curated by local artist Lam Wong.
- Get your ‘gram on in front of the lantern wall and giant moon lantern, or get your photo taken in traditional Chinese dress at the Hanfu photo station.
- Make a festive paper lantern to take home, and let the festivities and art around the garden inspire you!
- Learn how to make mooncake, a Chinese pastry traditionally shared during the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.
- Enjoy live performances of traditional Chinese music.
- Meet Chang’e, the Chinese goddess of the Moon.
- Enter a poetry contest for a chance to win a custom made, limited edition (93/100) Gongfu tea set designed by artist Lam Wong.
The 2019 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival also kicks off a year-long Artist-In-Residence Program with Lam Wong. Titled Cha He/Tea Harmony, Wong’s residency will feature a series of tea-themed exhibitions, performances, workshops and educational activities at the Garden over the next year.
Times: Friday, September 13th 2019
Location: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall St
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2
Admission: By suggested donation of $5
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Source: Tourism Vancouver, Georgia Straight