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Autumn Term Party & Mid Autumn Festival Celebration

Where:DA Aldgate Centre
The Mid Autumn Festival (Moon Festival), known for its emphasis on reunion and togetherness, mirrors the essence of our language school community. Let’s celebrate not only the langauge progress you have made but also the bonds and friendship we’ve formed as a community.
Join us for an evening of festive celebrations to mark the start of the new term, you will have a chance to taste traditional festive food, create your own festive origami, and try on the traditional Asian garments like Chinese hanfu/ Korean hanbok/ Japanese kimono.

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Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节):

Rooted in centuries of tradition, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a Chinese celebration marked by the full moon, symbolizing unity and family reunion. Families gather to share mooncakes, light colorful lanterns. You will have a chance to indulge in the traditional iconic treats, mooncake, with a spread in different flavours, symbolizing unity and togetherness. This is the time for our community to unite, welcome the new term, and share in the warmth of shared experiences.

Korean Chuseok (추석, Korean thanksgiving) :

Chuseok, one of Korea’s most cherished traditions, also known as the Korean Harvest Festival (Korean Thanksgiving) . This vibrant and joyful occasion is not only a time to give thanks for the bountiful harvest but also an opportunity for families and communities to come together, share stories, and create lasting memories. Join us as we celebrate Chuseok’s rich traditions, focusing on two of its most cherished elements: Korean Songpyeon and Tea. As we gather for tea & delicious Songpyeon tasting, let us celebrate Korean traditional and culture, the unity it fosters within the our community and beyond.

Japanese Tsukimi (月見)

Tsukimi (月見), is a traditional Japanese festival that celebrates the beauty of the moon. The term “Tsukimi” literally translates to “moon-viewing”. It is often associated with giving thanks for a bountiful harvest and praying for a good harvest. Over time, Tsukimi has evolved into a cultural event where people appreciate the beauty of the moon. Join us for a chance to taste the delicious festive treat, Tsukimi Dango, a type of sweet rice dumpling.

Apart from the delicious festive treats for each festival, you can also try your hand on origami. A traditional craft that require patience and precision, create delicate paper designs inspired by the moon festivals.

Let’s come together under the autumn moon to mark the beginning of a new term and celebrate the diverse culture that makes our community unique.

Details of the event
  • 17th September – Chinese Mid Autumn
  • 18th September – Korean Chuseok
  • 19th September – Japanese Tsukimi
  • Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Where:  DA Aldgate Center
  • Who: All are welcome! 
  • How much: £30 – book your tickets if you are not one of our current students. Students – please send RSVP.
  • What is included: Food tasting, snacks, drinks
If you are a Dear Asia Student
You must be a current student to attend the event free(required)

Cultural introduction

Mid-Autumn Festival, Zhongqiu Jie (中秋节) in Chinese, also known as the Mooncake Festival or Moon Festival, is one of China’s biggest holidays. The festival is a joyous celebration with family reunions, mooncakes and pray for the good harvest. This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 17th. Though Mid-Autumn Festival is a more well-known Chinese festival,  many other Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, also observe and celebrate the same festival date but with different names. We are going to bring all three festival celebrations to you at our school.