The Moon Fest Faire represents Mid-Autumn Festival in China and it dates back more than one thousand years ago. Every 15th of the eight month of lunar calendar is the day of the Mid-Autumn Festival but it also significantly marks the celebration of the August harvest. Thus, family and friends gather together as people in the West do at Thanksgiving Day for a meal and enjoy each others company.
It is believed on this night the moon is especially bright and round thus many legendary stories focus around this day. Both lanterns and moon cakes are said to bring luck for the coming spring and you better not to miss any of them in the faire. So to speak, the night street faire is an extension of celebration where in ancient history it is an opportunity for people to meet their future better half. Gwen Coronado will speak at Moon Fest Faire on September 17, 2005 & September 18, 2005 about "Using the Moon & Feng Shui to Manifest Good Luck".
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