Celebrating Mid-Autumn festival with dear asia london

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About Mid Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival, or Moon Festival, is a significant Chinese holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, typically in September or October.

This festival is closely linked to family reunion, with the full moon symbolizing harmony and unity. A key tradition in China is eating mooncakes, round pastries filled with various fillings like lotus seed paste, red bean paste, or salted egg yolks. Families come together to enjoy these treats, share stories, and gaze at the full moon, making the festival a time of togetherness and connection.

You might not know that the Mid-Autumn Festival is also an important celebration in countries like Korea and Japan. In Korea, it is known as Chuseok (추석), one of the nation’s most significant holidays. During Chuseok, families honor their ancestors and give thanks for the harvest. Koreans mark the occasion by visiting ancestral graves and performing memorial rituals called “charye” (차례). Traditional foods play a major role in Chuseok celebrations, with “songpyeon” (송편), a rice cake with sweet fillings like sesame or red bean paste, and “jeon” (전), Korean pancakes, being some of the most popular dishes. These customs reflect the Korean emphasis on family, gratitude, and respect for tradition during this festive season.

In Japan, the Mid-Autumn Festival is called Tsukimi (月見), which means “moon viewing.” While not as widely celebrated as in China or Korea, Tsukimi is still significant in Japanese culture. The festival involves viewing the full moon, often with decorations like “susuki” (すすき), a type of pampas grass. Traditional foods include “tsukimi dango” (月見団子), small rice dumplings, and other seasonal treats.

“Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival is a wonderful way to connect with Asian cultures.”

“Dear Asia is the only place in London to offer our team the perfect cultural experience for celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival.”

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Welcome to our Mid-Autumn Festival workshop, where you can immerse yourself in a blend of cultural experiences. Our workshop is designed to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with a mix of activities that highlight the festival’s unique traditions and customs.

The workshop features cultural showcases, offering insights into the history and significance of the Mid-Autumn Festival. You’ll discover how different Asian cultures celebrate the festival, from China to Korea to Japan. A key part of our workshop is the tasting experience, where you’ll get to sample traditional Mid-Autumn treats like mooncakes and sweet rice cakes, paring with Chinese tea and tea ceremony to enjoy them to the fullest.

For those who enjoy hands-on activities, we offer crafting sessions where you can create traditional lanterns and paper decorations. These crafts are a fun way to bring the spirit of the festival into your own home. To add an element of fun, we also have a pop quiz that tests your knowledge of the Mid-Autumn Festival. It’s a lighthearted way to learn more about this cultural event while engaging in a bit of friendly competition.

Our workshop aims to provide a comprehensive and enjoyable experience, combining cultural showcases, tasting, crafting, and pop quizzes to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Join us to explore the rich traditions of this festival and make lasting memories.

Our client reviews

Read reviews from our clients to see how our cultural workshops have made a positive impact on workplace cultural diversity.

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What a fantastic event. I have had several colleagues approach me to tell that it was their favorite event they’ve been to!
Philippa Bradbury
Mayer Brown
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Everyone at the event gave the most positive feedback about the session and are dying to have you guys come back for other events.
Nicole Chan
Just Eat
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I’m very pleased with how the workshop turned out. Everyone loved the mooncakes and tea, and had a fantastic time. Thanks for the quiz prizes as well.
Isabela Gomes
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We’ve invited Dear Asia to run events for our teams two years in a row, and they’ve been fantastic each time. We definitely recommend them.
Shahir Ahmed
Universal Pictures

Our Festive Celebration Events

Keep an eye on our calendar, and you’ll find that we have festival celebrations throughout the year, bringing you a taste of Asian culture and heritage.

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Bespoke cultural workshops for companies

Explore our range of workshops on Asian cultures, perfect for your next team-building event or cultural learning session at work.

Luna New Year Celebration

Lunar New Year, known as the Spring Festival in China, Seollal in Korea, and Oshogatsu in Japan, is a cherished occasion in the hearts of Asian communities around the globe. To mark this special event, the Dear Asia team is delighted to offer office decoration services and prepare traditional Lunar New Year delicacies and customs for your celebration. Among our popular team activities during this festive period is our Dumpling Making Party. We recommend booking early, as our schedule tends to fill up quickly during the two weeks of Lunar New Year.

Best of Asia Tea Tasting

Our tea tasting workshop is an ideal way to enrich your team’s understanding of Asian tea culture and the associated way of life. In contrast to coffee, tea holds a significant place in Asian culture, with its renowned tea-serving ceremonies and communal tea-drinking practices that foster sharing, communication, mindfulness, and a sense of connection. By booking this unique workshop, you can introduce your team to the Asian lifestyle and encourage them to appreciate different cultures. It’s a fantastic opportunity to promote cultural awareness and enhance team bonding through the art of tea.

Best of Asia Zen Crafting

Our Asian Zen crafting workshop is thoughtfully crafted to offer a serene experience that fosters a connection with the rich arts and crafts of Asian heritage. Through engaging in these gentle crafting activities, we aim to inspire a deeper appreciation for Asian aesthetics while providing a serene space for individuals to find tranquility in the creative process. The workshop covers a range of practices, including Japanese origami, Chinese calligraphy, and Korean embroidery, promoting not only inner peace but also the creation of beautiful, meaningful art, resulting in a profound sense of accomplishment with each creation.

Moon Festival Celebration

Commemorating the full moon in the middle of the lunar year, the Moon Festival is known as the Mid-Autumn Festival in China, Chuseok in Korea, and Tsukimi in Japan. For teams in London, we are thrilled to offer our signature Moon Festival celebration, featuring an array of special treats, pairing teas, and engaging games. At this workshop, you will have the opportunity to delve into the rich traditions of three distinct Asian cultures, discovering the significance and customs surrounding this special day. It’s a unique chance to explore the diverse ways in which China, Korea, and Japan celebrate the full moon festival.

Best of Asia Drink Tasting

Our “Best of Asia” drink tasting workshop presents a delightful opportunity to acquaint your team with a variety of unique drinks and exotic flavors. We’re excited to share with you a carefully curated selection of beverages from various regions of Asia, each boasting its distinct taste profiles and potential mixing options. During this engaging workshop, we not only explore these intriguing flavors but also delve into the rich tapestry of Asian drinking culture. Your team will gain insights into the customs, traditions, and even fun drinking games that are integral to these cultures.

Best of Asia Food Crawl

Asian street food’s irresistible blend of flavors and affordability has made it a global favorite among food lovers of all backgrounds. Our food crawl adventure will transport your team to the lively heart of London’s Chinatown in the West End. From an engaging cultural discussion about the history of Asian cuisines in the UK to uncovering hidden culinary gems known only to locals, this walking tour promises to immerse you in the local knowledge. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to savor 4 to 6 different street food tastings, making it a flavorful and unforgettable experience.

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