A Moon Moment at the China Cultural Centre in Malta
September 15, 2022 - Thursday
“As the bright moon shines over the grand harbour of Valletta, we share the Moon Moment at the China Cultural Centre.” On the evening of September 13th, people gathered in China Cultural Centre in Malta to experience a Moon Moment during the 2022 China Tourism & Culture Week. It was the first physical event held inside the CCC after the pandemic. Mr Chris Grima, Vice Chairman of Mediterranean Conference Centre, Mr. Martin Azzopardi, founder of China Corner at St. Margaret Secondary School, committee members of the Malta China Friendship Society, representative of Heritage Malta, members of the CCC, kids from Malta School of Wushu (Longgui Wuguan) and local Chinese culture lovers attended this event.
The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival also known as Moon Festival is one of the most important festivals in Chinese culture and tradition, and an intangible heritage of China. It falls on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Lunar calendar when the moon is at its fullest in a year. Since a full moon symbolizes perfection, the Mid-Autumn festival is widely associated with sentimental connotations of unity and reunion, harmonious relations and the transmission of affection through the far-reaching moonlight to loved ones far away.
This year’s Mid-Autumn Festival falls in China Tourism & Culture Week which is celebrated from September 6th to 15th, focusing on five themes，”poverty reduction through promotion of intangible cultural heritage,” “rural revitalization,” “urban construction,” “the Yellow River culture,” and “culture and tourism along the Silk Road.”
During the event, participants were taken on visual travels around magnificent China through a variety of tourism and cultural videos, while making moon cakes, enjoying performances of classic Chinese music, learning calligraphy and painting, and tasting Chinese snacks. Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival during the China Tourism and Culture Week, a feast of diverse tourism and culture in the China Cultural Centre in Malta.