LocationAlhambra , CA United States
Chinese Legend has it that a woman named Chang’e became the goddess of immortality after she drank her husband’s immortality elixir and floated up to the moon. This is one of the reasons why the full moon is celebrated in Chinese culture during the Mid-Autumn Festival. You can learn about other aspects of this holiday, including the importance of moon cakes if you stop by the Edwards Alhambra theater, where Pinki Chen — who plans Alhambra’s popular lunar new year festival — has hung up paintings, signs and lanterns commemorating the Mid-Autumn Festival. This will culminate in a Moon Festival on 2nd Street, between Main Street and Commonwealth Avenue this Saturday and Sunday.
Check out the photos for a preview, with more information about the event here.