Confucius Institute’s 2019 Mid-Autumn Festival Is Upon Us

“May the glow of the moon surround you and light your way to health, happiness and prosperity.” – A popular Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival greeting

Celebrate the traditional Asian harvest lunar festival with our special line-up of events and activities at the Confucius Institute September 13th through 15th.


Friday Movie Night

Date: Friday Sept 13th

Time: 6-8p.m.

Location: Confucius Institute at 1413 S. College Avenue


The movie we’ll be showing is A Chinese Odyssey: Part One – Pandora’s Box (with English subtitles, rated PG)

“A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora’s Box Inspired by the Chinese classic A Journey to the West, this film has the Monkey King (Stephen Chow) reincarnated in human form as Joker, a highwayman oblivious to his original identity and the fact that 500 years earlier, he and his master, The Longevity Monk (Kar-Ying Law), were punished to stay human until they could complete the journey to the west. Pursued by mythical beings motivated to locate and kill the Longevity Monk, Joker finds himself subjected to extreme emotions of love and loss. Everything is a welter of randomness until he finds and opens the Pandora’s Box, which carries him down memory lane to a land of nothingness 500 years earlier.” (source: Amazon editorial review)

Enjoy free pizza and sodas while watching the movie!


Mid-Autumn Festival Sunday event

Date: Sunday Sept 15th

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Confucius Institute at 1413 S. College Avenue


Schedule of Events:

  • 10am – 10:30am – Guest arrival, Confucius Institute tour
  • 10:30am – 11am – Trial Chinese class (Adults)
  • 11am – 11:30am – Trial Chinese class (Youth)
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm – Authentic Chinese lunch complete with mooncakes!
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm – Chinese tea ceremony and tea tasting (second floor of building)
  • 12:30pm – 12:45pm – Chinese zither (guzheng) performance
  • 12:45pm – 1:00pm – Chinese violin (erhu) performance
  • 1:15pm – 1:45pm – Trial kung fu class (san da)

If you have any questions, please contact us at!

Further Reading

If you’re interested to learn more about mooncakes and fillings from different parts of China, check out this article. TIME Magazine also has a fascinating write-up with 5 things you should know about the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.

We look forward to having you join us to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival!

“Wish for your life to always be satisfactory just as the roundest moon on the Mid-Autumn Festival.” – Another popular Chinese festival greeting