The Moon Festival, also know as the Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋節. It is a harvest festival celebrated by ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar.
Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important traditional celebrations in China, along with the Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) and the Lantern Festival, which is the 15th day of the first month in the lunar calendar.
Gathering, such as family and friends coming together, or harvesting crops for the festival is one of the core concepts this festival celebrates. It's said the moon is the brightest and roundest on this day which means family reunion. And this is the main reason why people think mid-autumn is important.
Making and sharing mooncakes is one of the hallmark traditions of this festival. In Chinese culture, a round shape symbolizes completeness and reunion. Thus, the sharing and eating of round mooncakes among family members during the week of the festival signify the completeness and unity of families.
Founded in 2003, Mei Hua Chinese School is dedicated to educate the community about the Chinese language and culture. The name "Mei Hua" is a combination of the Chinese character 美 (měi), meaning beautiful , and 華/ 华 (huá/ simplified huá) meaning magnificent. In addition, 美 is also known as the abbreviation of America (美国 měi guó) and 華/ 华 also means China or Chinese.
Now begin enrollment for 2017/2018.
No previous experience or language skill required!
We offer Chinese language classes for students age 5 and up.
We meet on Sundays 2:45-4:45 pm at 1207 Ellsworth St, Bellingham, WA
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Chinese songs and dances, stories and games, calligraphy, field trips and more!
Mei Hua Chinese School is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to serve the community and to educate people about the Chinese language and culture regardless of age, race, gender, ethnic background, religion or nationality.
We accept and appreciate all donations that are either monetary or in-kind. Donations may be sent by check or money order to: Mei Hua Chinese School P.O. Box 28494 Bellingham, WA 98228