Chinese Festivals and Food – Mid-Autumn Festival

28 September 2020 | 7:00 p.m. EDT

Event Poster

With Professor Chef Leo Chan

Opening Remarks: Mr. Justin Poy, Honorary Patron, Asian Heritage Month-CFACI

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a signature celebration that showcases the culinary and cultural traditions of the Chinese community. Celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, it is sometimes called the Moon Festival.

This happy festival coincides with the harvest thanksgiving season in China. Join Professor Chef Leo Chan and share food memories about the origin, folklore and history of this celebration. Find out how to enjoy the mooncakes and seasonal fruits. Experience the other activities, such as the joy and fun of Chinese poetry, songs, and seeing the beautiful lanterns.

Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Toronto Public Library; York Centre for Asian Research, York University; Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto; Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University; Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists’ Group; Social Services Network; Cambridge Food and Wine Society

Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Asian Canadian Artists in Digital Age is funded by Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund

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