Institute for Asia and Asian Diasporas
Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera
~ ARTS OF ASIA IN THE CLASSROOM ~
Mid-Autumn Festival, Moon Cake
Harvest Moon Festival
…are different names for the same
Mid-Autumn is a time for family and loved
ones to gather and enjoy the full moon that
is a symbol of plenty harmony and luck.
During mid-autumn festival…
Everyone will treat themselves to
Many different varieties of
Moon cakes with a cup of
Piping hot Chinese tea.
Children enjoy brightly lit lanterns, puppet
Fruits of the festival
Pomelos are a citrus fruit native to
Pomelos have white flesh and a very thick
They are the largest citrus fruit and taste
like a grapefruit, mild and sweet.
Pomelos symbolize prosperity.
Forming the moon cakes
Paddle & push molds
for square and round
Lots of moon cakes!
The Legend of Jade Rabbit
When the full moon rises,
families gather to eat
“moon cakes” and read
stories about the legends
of the moon.
The Legend of the
is story of
the rabbit in the moon.
The story of Jade Rabbit
In Chinese folklore,
JADE RABBIT is often portrayed
as a companion to the Moon
They live together on the moon.
Jade Rabbit mixes potions so
Chang’e will have eternal life.
Brightly lit lanterns
Moon Festival is not complete without
the soft glow of a lantern.
We’re making a rabbit lantern
to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival
Rabbit Lantern contains a glow stick
of Chinese Opera
ARTS OF ASIA
IN THE C LA SSROOM
Institute for Asia and Asian
Maxine Rosenberg ~ Outreach Art