The Edinburgh Chinese Culture Association (ECCA), with support from the City of Edinburgh Council, will be organising an event with theme of celebrating the Moon, the harvest and family reunion at the St. Andrew’s Square Garden on Friday 10th to Sunday 12thOctober 2014. This event is also supported by the Consulate-General of P.R. China in Edinburgh and Confucius Institute as well as other parties from local communities.
The Chinese Moon Festival is the second most important festival in the Chinese calendar. Traditionally an occasion for celebrating the moon, harvest and family reunion, the festival is usually held on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month of the year. However, in order to maximise attendance by local young people and families, we will hold our event over a three day period during the October school holidays, from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th October. This will be a unique and exciting event to celebrate the richness of Chinese culture, demonstrate the multicultural atmosphere of Edinburgh and also mark the growing ties between Scotland and China. Open to the public, the event will host Chinese food, music, art, workshops and storytelling in a series of marquees across the square. Entrance to the event will be free, with the aim of encouraging Edinburgh residents from all backgrounds and of all ages to attend.
See you there!