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APISA Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Potluck on Sept. 8

200px-Moon_CakesAll UCOP staff are invited to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival at a potluck sponsored by the Asian Pacific Islander Staff Association (APISA). There will be plenty of good food, good cheer and good luck to be shared with festive abundance!

Bring a dish to share (any type of food) and taste a traditional moon cake made for this holiday. APISA also wants to hear your stories, suggestions and ideas for events the rest of this year and beyond.

DATE: Thursday, Sept. 8
TIME: 12 to 1 p.m.
LOCATION: Franklin 5320

What is the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival? It’s a public holiday in mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, and in Vietnamese culture, it is considered the second most important holiday tradition after Tết. Occurring during harvest time, it is also associated with gathering family together and giving thanks.

And here’s one historical legend related to it: In 14th century China, a plan was devised to overthrow the oppressive ruling Mongols. Messages were inserted into moon cakes instructing people to rise up and rebel against the Mongols on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. The rebellion was successful and the founding of the Ming dynasty followed in 1368.

Read more about the seasonal festival.

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APISA-OP promotes and enhances the well-being of Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander staff at UCOP.


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