CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
Divisions of Boating and Waterways, Historic Preservation and Off-Highway Vehicles
For Immediate Release: 9/29/2015
Celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival at Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park
WEAVERVILLE, Calif. – History will come alive when a traditional Mid-Autumn Chinese Moon Festival and Lion Dance will be presented at the Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park. Co-sponsored by California State Parks and the Weaverville Joss House Association, this free special event will be held this Saturday, October 3, at 1 p.m.
A traditional Chinese Lion Dance will be performed by members of the Weaverville’s Lion Dance Team. Other activities will include a story telling period about the Moon Festival. An opportunity for children to decorate Chinese lanterns will follow the storytelling. Refreshments will be provided by the Weaverville Joss House Association.
The Moon Festival is an immensely popular celebration dating back over 3,000 years to China’s Zhou Dynasty. Chinese people believe a full moon is a symbol of peace, prosperity, and family reunion. It is a time when families gather together to watch the harvest moon rise. Every year, wherever people are when the festival comes, they always try their best to go back home from every corner of the world to celebrate the festival with their families.
For more event information, please contact Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park at (530) 623-5284. Information on the park can be found on the department’s website.
California State Parks welcomes all visitors. If members of your group have special needs, please contact us in advance to arrange accommodations.
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