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
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.
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