Holiday Celebration

2014 Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival is an inherited custom of moon sacrificial ceremonies. The ancient Chinese observed that the movement of the moon had a close relationship with changes of the seasons and agricultural production. Hence, to express their thanks to the moon and celebrate the harvest, they offered a sacrifice to the moon on autumn days.

This custom could be traced back to the Zhou Dynasty (1046 – 256 BC) and was more often practiced by the royal class on the Autumnal Equinox. At that time, the custom had no festival background at all. Later in the Sui (581 – 618 AD) and Tang (618 – 907 AD) dynasties, social prosperity inspired the custom of appreciating the moon on the moon sacrifice ceremony day among common people and the two merged. The people expressed their faith more liberally than the royal class and so they did not strictly hold their activities on the Autumnal Equinox. So August 15th of the Chinese lunar calendar, the closest full moon day to the Autumnal Equinox, turned out to be a better choice and was set as a fixed festival. This happened in the Tang Dynasty. By the time of theNorthern Song Dynasty (960 – 1127 AD), Mid-Autumn Festival had already become a widely celebrated folk festival.

 

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2013 Chinese New Year Celebration

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Flyer: 2013 Chinese new year

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2012 Moon Festival & Single Party

Date:September 29, 2012, Saturday Time: 5:00-9:00 PM

1605 John Street, Suite 201B, Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Flyer:Moon Festival & Single Party

 

2012 Chinese New Year Celebration

Date: Friday Jan 20, 2012

Time: 7 PM – 10 PM

Location: Silver Pond Restaurant, 230 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ 07024

 

2010 Moon Festival party

Date: Sunday Sept 19, 2010

Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: George Washington Bridge/Palisades Interstate Park (Ross Dock Picnic Area) Fort Lee, NJ 07047

Activities: BBQ, Picnic, Games, Performances, lottery, Karaoke

 

2010 Dragon Boat Festival

Date: Sunday June 27, 2010

Time: 5:00pm- 10:00pm

Location: New Bon Buffet Restaurant 125 Essex Street, Maywood, NJ 07047

Activities: Dinner, Karaoke , Performances, Games and Prizes

 

2010 Chinese New Year Celebration

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010

Time: 3:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Fort Lee Recreation Center, Address: 1501 8th Fort Lee NJ 07024

Activities: Performance, Dinner, Raffle Drawing, Karaoke, Dancing, Games for Children

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