Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

This year, the Chinese and American Friendship Association of Maine (CAFAM) teamed up with the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine to present a Virtual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. As we celebrate this important cultural holiday centered around the moon, we hope you and your family enjoy the stories, music, crafts and a special guest chef making mooncakes! 

Stories & Poetry

Netflix Movie: Over the Moon (2020)

“Fueled with determination and a passion for science, a bright young girl builds a rocket ship to the moon to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess. There she ends up on an unexpected quest, and discovers a whimsical land of fantastical creatures.”

Thoughts in the Silent Night 静夜思

By Li Bai (李白) (701–762 A.D. during the Tang Dynasty) Li Bai used four lines of five characters to express his homesickness at the Moon (Mid-Autumn) Festival. 

床 前 明 月 光  Chuáng qián míng yuèguāng

Moonlight shining through the window 

疑 是 地 上 霜  Yí shì dìshàng shuāng 

Makes me wonder if there is frost on the ground

举 头 望 明 月  Jǔ tóu wàng míngyuè 

Looking up to see the moon

低 头 思 故 乡  Dī tóu sī gùxiāng 

Looking down I miss my hometown

For more poetry and traditional songs….

Cooking with Chris Toy – Mooncakes

Arts & Crafts

Paper Lanterns with Lucky Bamboo Crafts

Send your loved ones a postcard to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival!

The full moon is a symbol for a family reunion. Many famous ancient poets wrote poems about the moon and expressed their homesickness. Even if a family member is far away, they are appreciating the same moon with other families, as if together.

Click each image to enlarge in order to print. Make sure to use card stock if sending as a postcard via USPS.

Shanghai Ballerina Performance – World’s Got Talent

Moon Science