The event also features authentic Asian food stalls, free children’s entertainment, and giveaways.
The Moon Festival is a major holiday in China, and is also celebrated in Korea and Japan. Chinese families traditionally get together to eat moon cakes, and watch the moon on Moon Festival night.
The Moon Festival is celebrated on the 15th moon day of the 8th Chinese Lunar month (chicken month).
In Chinese culture, the full moon is a symbol of peace and prosperity for the whole family. Its roundness symbolizes wholeness and togetherness. In the middle of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar the moon is full, and eight is a popular number in Chinese culture, symbolizing wealth and prosperity.
The Chinese & Korean New Year Festival is free to the public with sponsorship coming from the Northcote Town Centre, and the Kaipatiki Local Board.