Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Celebrate Friends and Family!

The staff of TaiwaneseAmerican.org wishes you, our global family, a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Also known as the Tuan Yuan (團圓, family reunion) Festival and the Moon Festival, because of the bright full moon of the season, it symbolizes the happiness, unity, and harmony of family.

This holiday is celebrated in Taiwan and throughout Asia on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, so this year, it lands on September 27, 2015! It’s an occasion for outdoor BBQs and reunions among friends and family… and then to eat delicious moon cakes!

We can’t give you all moon cakes, but here’s the next best thing–a celebratory sketch by one of our collaborating artists, Kelly Lin!


NOTE: We’ve also included a Coloring Page for any of the young or creative friends and family members in your life! Just click on the image, save, and print! Please share a photo or scan of your finished artwork with us on Facebook! We just might share it with everyone else!


Read more about the tradition and history behind the Mid-Autumn Festival: http://ttf.ncfta.gov.tw/en-us/Season/Content.aspx?Para=8

Kelly Lin in an industrial designer in Chicago, Illinois, who recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When she’s not designing products and packaging, she illustrates as another creative outlet. She is a constant dreamer and believes that art and design can truly be a catalyst to promote positivity in people’s lives. Kelly combines her passions in her work with Miss Possible, a start-up toy company focused on empowering young girls. Her inspiration comes from her travels, her childhood, and her love for storytelling. She loves to explore new cultures, learn new languages, and share her passions with others. See more of her work on her website: www.kelly-lin.com

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