China Day: Mid-Autumn Festival

Sunday, October 8,  10:00am – 5:00pm

Celebrate Zhongqiujie, China’s Mid-Autumn Festival, with KID Museum. During the Mid-Autumn Festival, people gather for dinners outdoors, hoping to glimpse the Moon Rabbit’s shadow on the full moon. Join us, along with the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center (CCACC), to make delicious mooncakes, build traditional Chinese toys, learn the Chinese zodiac, watch traditional performances and more!

Then join us again the following Sunday, October 15, for the World of Montgomery Festival, held at Montgomery College, Rockville, from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. Come for free and enjoy more family activities from around the world!

Workshops

Mooncakes
Eating mooncakes brings people together at Mid-Autumn Festival. Make your own and bake them to a delicious golden brown.

Free with admission

Moon Rabbit Tote Bag
Learn the basics of hand sewing and the running stitch. Then sew your own Moon Rabbit patch onto a tote bag and bring it home. 2nd grade+

$5 materials fee

DROP-IN
12:00pm – 4:00pm

All-Day Activities

Jianzi
Jianzi is a Chinese version of the game of Hacky-Sack, played with a toy made of feathers, fabric and small metal washers. Play Jianzi by kicking the toy into the air and keeping it aloft. Learn how to make Jianzi, and play it together with your family!

Scroll Saw Skills:  Moon Rabbit
The scroll saw is a power tool with a thin blade used to cut intricate shapes. Learn to use KID’s scroll saw and cut your own Moon Rabbit out of cardboard

Chinese Paper Cutting
Chinese paper cutting is one of the oldest Chinese arts, originally done only by women. The artwork is normally used to decorate windows and gates. Learn how to cut intricate patterns, Chinese-style, to decorate your home.

Find Your Zodiac Animal 
The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animal signs, determined by the year of your birth. Learn the signs, matching the Chinese character with the animal, and discover your Chinese Zodiac sign.

Performances

11:00am – 11:30am
Traditional Chinese Dance by Graceful Posture & Dance Class

12:00pm – 12:30pm
Guzheng, Chinese Zither Interactive Performance by Guzheng Club

2:00pm – 2:30pm
Tai Chi Fan Dance by Moy Yat Ving Tsun Athletics Association

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Shan Di, Chinese Harvest Dance by Evergreen Club