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Autumn Moon Fest debuts on Clement

A new Richmond District Autumn Moon Festival will debut on Clement Street on

Saturday, Sept. 23.

 

Autumn Moon Festival celebrations have been held throughout Asia for more than 1,000

years. The holiday is a time to “reflect upon the bounty of the summer harvest, the

fullness of the moon, and the myth of the immortal moon Goddess, Chang-

O, who lives in the moon.”

 

The Autumn Moon Festival is often considered a “Chinese Thanksgiving” because of its

celebration of gratitude and inclusion of abundant food – including the popular

moon cake.

 

The family-friendly event is being co-hosted by the Clement Street Merchants

Association, Richmond District Neighborhood Center, Community Youth

Center and the offices of Assemblyman Phil Ting and SF Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.

 

The Autumn Moon Festival will be held on Clement Street, between Fifth and Eighth

avenues, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

For more information, send an email to Angelina at angelina.yu@sfgov.org or call

(415) 554-7411.

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