Magical time at Moon Festival

LAST month, the Moon Festival was celebrated with many of our local Hong Kong BN(O) community on the green of St Michaels Centre, Stoke Gifford. 

Hosted by South Gloucestershire Council’s service for Resettling Communities and St Michael’s Centre, it was a fun event with people enjoying musical performances, lanterns, music, mooncakes, tea and riddles in the moonlight. 

Attendee Alfred commented: “It really brings us together and helps beat the loneliness that we feel sometimes when we are living in a new culture.”

The Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is celebrated annually on the evening of the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. It is one of the most important festivals in Chinese culture and coincides with the mid-autumn harvest.

Photo: Sam Clarke