Today, United Chinese Americans (UCA) wishes everyone a happy and prosperous Mid-Autumn Festival! 今天，UCA祝愿大家中秋节快乐！万事如意！
About the Mid-Autumn Festival 关于中秋节
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 is the beginning of the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is traditionally a three-day holiday celebrated by people of East Asian descent and some people of South Asian descent. This annual landmark is also known as the Moon Festival or the Mooncake Festival. The holiday is a time to cherish family and harkens back to the legend of Chang’e, the beautiful woman and wife of the glorified hunter, Hou Yi. Traditional festivities might include worshiping the harvest moon, lantern lightings, mooncake making and sharing, courtship and matchmaking, fireworks, dragon dances, a family meal, visiting friends and relatives, and gift giving. This celebration is the second biggest holiday for Chinese people.
The Harvest and Gathering 收获与采集
The holiday traditionally falls on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, which is in September or early October on the Gregorian calendar. The festival coincides with the end of the autumn harvest, marking the end of the Hungry Ghost Festival, which occurs during the seventh lunar month. In many places in China, people have a three-day public holiday from September 19 – 21. Ancient Chinese emperors worshiped the moon in autumn to thank it for the harvest. The common meaning is a celebration of harvest and hard work and a time for family reunions. The commonalities with the U.S.’s federal Thanksgiving holiday are that it celebrates the fall harvest, is associated with family, and usually there is a lot of food.
Join Us 加入我们
The UCA family consists of hundreds of Chinese Americans involved in local chapters and partner organizations across the nation, thousands on our emailing list, hundreds in our WeChat channels and following our WeChat page, and more. Thank you to those that are involved and engaged, attend events, and support UCA. We strive to unite individuals and organizations who share the Chinese cultural and ethnic identity. We are proud to celebrate our culture, heritage, and history. We welcome people of Chinese heritage to join the UCA family.
We are wishing you and your family happiness, safety, and fortune. UCA祝愿大家中秋快乐，万事如意！我们祝您和您的家人幸福安康，平安顺遂。
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 中秋节快乐！
UCA Board Chairman
United Chinese Americans (UCA) is a national nonprofit organization with the mission to empower all Chinese Americans. UCA encourages civic participation, political engagement, youth education, and the preservation of Chinese American heritage and culture. Incorporated in 2016 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., UCA is a fast-growing organization with 12 local chapters and over 30 community partners across nearly all 50 States. UCA activities have included: Food of Love, Town Halls, Youth Education and Mental Health initiatives, and more. To learn more about UCA, please visit https://ucausa.org/, and follow UCA on WeChat, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, and LinkedIn.
United Chinese Americans (UCA) 是一个全国性的非营利性组织，其使命是为所有美国华人争取权利。UCA鼓励公民参与政治，促进青少年教育以及保护中华传统文化。UCA总部设在Washington D.C., 在全美50个州拥有12个地方分会和30多个社区合作伙伴。UCA的活动包括但不限于：Food of Love, Town Halls, Youth Education and Mental Health Initiatives. UCA于2016年正式成立。了解更多关于UCA的信息，请访问：http://ucausa.org/, 并在微信，Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube和LinkedIn上关注UCA.