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Asia Society’s second annual Mid-Autumn Festival highlights regional folk holiday traditions

HOUSTON, Sept. 7, 2022 – Asia Society Texas welcomed more than 1,000 guests to the Center’s second annual Mid-Autumn Festival, with performances, crafts and food reflecting different cultural traditions inspired by the popular festival.

Visitors learned about the legend of the Chinese moon goddess Chang’e, the role of mooncakes in the formation of the Ming Dynasty, and the Korean festival of Chuseok through presentations and performances by a Taiwanese artist Shen Chao Liangthe Ministry of Culture (Taiwan) and Taipei Taiwan Academy Economic and Cultural Office in Houston, Ivy Bao and Houston Public Libraryand a Houston-based K-pop dance cover band KLOVR. Crafts for all ages included jade bunny-themed gift bags, fake mooncakes, paper lanterns, origami hanboks and Korean games. Local vendors Luna Bed Media, BlueMothCoand small sponge presented a small market for shopping, while dumpling house, Momo bakes a cakeand Foreign policy food truck sold dumplings, mooncakes and fusion food on site.

Community partners for the Mid-Autumn Festival included Catholic charities, Harris County Public Library, Houston Public Library, Houston Korean-American Societythe League of Women Votersthe Ministry of Culture (Taiwan)the Puranik Foundationand Taipei Taiwan Academy Economic and Cultural Office in Houston.

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Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diversity of perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we advance cultural exchange by celebrating Asia’s vibrant diversity, inspiring empathy, and fostering a better understanding of our interconnected world. Covering the fields of arts, business, culture, education and politics, our programming is rooted in the educational and cultural development of our community – trusting in the power of art, dialogue and ideas to fight prejudice and build a more inclusive society.