Chinese Moon Festival at the Joss House
Main and Oregon streets, Weaverville, CA, 96093
United States of America
History will come alive when a traditional mid-autumn Chinese Moon Festival will be presented at the Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park. This free special event will start at 10 a.m. and end at noon Saturday, Oct. 6.
The Moon Festival is an immensely popular celebration dating back more than 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 occurs, they always try their best to go back home from every corner of the world to celebrate the festival with their families.
Co-sponsored by California State Parks and the Weaverville Joss House Association, activities will include a story-telling period about the Moon Festival and an opportunity for children to decorate Chinese lanterns and paper fans. Images of Chinese dragons, phoenix birds and koi fish will also be available to color following the storytelling. Refreshments will be provided by the Weaverville Joss House Association.
For more information about the event, contact Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park at 623-5284.
California State Parks welcomes all visitors. If members of your group have special needs, contact us in advance to arrange accommodations.