UH Hilo celebrates Chinese Moon Festival on the Library Lanai.
Photos by Kimiko Taguchi.
The University of Hawa‘ii at Hilo celebrated mid-autumn today with a Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival on the Library Lanai. The Chinese Studies Certificate Program, along with Chinese Culture Club and students from several classes focused on Chinese culture and history hosted the Chinese Moon Festival event.
In addition to displays of posters, paper cuts, handicrafts, and tables of calligraphy, there was a two-hour performance of Traditional Chinese folk dancing (Yangko and fan dancing), Taiji shadow boxing, martial arts demostration, story telling of the legendary story of the Moon Festival (Archer Yi, Goddess Chang’e, Jade Rabbit, etc.), and recitation of classical poems on the Moon. There also was audience participation in folk dancing,Taiji, martial arts, and Chinese expressions.
Photos by Kimiko Taguchi, click to enlarge.
Kimiko Taguchi (senior, geography and environmental studies) is a photography intern in the Office of the Chancellor.
-UH Hilo Stories