PHOTOS: 2019 Chinese Moon Festival, with song, dance, crafts and more

UH Hilo students and faculty of Chinese Studies presented calligraphy, language, paper crafts, dances, singing, opera, poems, stories, martial arts, taiji, and a lion dance!

Photos by Raiatea Arcuri.

Woman in traditional Chinese dress holds a pink fan high above head, with red scarf in other hand. Background is bright red fabric.
Woman performs Fan Dance at Chinese Moon Festival, Sept. 13, 2019, Library Lanai, UH Hilo. Photos by Raiatea Arcuri/UH Hilo Stories.

The annual Chinese Moon Festival was celebrated at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo on Sept. 13. Fifty students from Elementary Chinese I (CHNS 101) and Elementary Chinese II (CHNS 102) classes and the Folklore Symbolism (CHNS 350) class, along with the Chinese Studies Certificate program and the Chinese Culture Club, hosted the event. Students and faculty presented Chinese calligraphy, language, paper crafts, fan dance, yangge dance, singing, Peking Opera, classical poem recitation, martial arts, taiji boxing, legendary stories, and a lion dance. Coordinator of this annual event is Jiren Feng, associate professor of Chinese studies and coordinator of the Chinese Studies Certificate program.

Photos by Raiatea Arcuri, click to enlarge.

Colorful table display with paper cut outs of the words "Happy Moon Festival." Also Chinese characters. And in front of table the words" "Chinese Studies Certificate."

Lion Dance & Fun with Audience

A woman reaches out to the lion for luck.

Red fabric backdrop with the words, "Happy Chinese Moon Festival.
Happy Chinese Moon Festival!

Photos by Raiatea Arcuri, a professional photographer majoring in business administration with a concentration in finance at UH Hilo.