2013 Autumn Moon Festival: Lion Dances, Arts & Crafts | Outer Sunset
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Irving & 22nd | Irving St. and 22nd St., San Francisco, CA
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The annual Sunset District Autumn Moon Festival features lion dances, arts and crafts, traditional performances, food and product vendors, and exhibitors from community organizations and government agencies from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 7, 2013.
What is a Moon Festival Celebration?
Moon Festival celebrations, though still relatively new to the U.S., have been held throughout Asia for well over 1,000 years. This holiday is a time to reflect upon the bounty of the summer harvest, the fullness of the moon, and the myth of the immortal moon Goddess, Chang O, who lives in the moon. The Moon Festival is often compared to a sort of “Chinese Thanksgiving” because of its spirit of gratitude and its inclusion of abundant food – including the popular moon cake. Moon cakes are flaky, round, semi-sweet pastries often filled with bean or lotus-seed paste and topped with a duck egg, echoing the shape of the full moon.
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