Mid-Autumn Harvest Moon Festival

Queen's House

Visitor Notice: On Friday 22 November, the Queen's House will be closed to the public. Access to our grounds will be limited on the day.

Essential information

Date and time: 
14 September 2019 | 11am - 4pm
Admission: 
Free
Location: 
National Maritime Museum

On the day of September’s Full Moon, celebrate the cultural traditions associated with our closest celestial neighbour during harvest time. Take part in performances, storytelling and creative activities to inspire you to consider your connection to the Moon.

Together with ALUNA, we have been working with local communities to co-design the Mid-Autumn Harvest Moon Festival to showcase the many ways in which the Moon is celebrated in our local area. 

Here are just some of the activities you can join in with on the day:

 

Performances

  • The traditional Maori stories of Rona and the Moon and The Shining Moon by TOA Haka Workshops
  • Traditional songs about the Moon by the Greenwich Vietnamese Women's Group
  • Indian Harvest Moon dance and workshop
  • Tai Chi demonstration and workshop

Creative Workshops

  • Vietnamese Lantern-Making  
  • Print your own Moon-inspired tote bag with Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. Find out more about WCPF here
  • Moon Faces and Phases Jewellery Making Workshop 
  • Traditional Chinese Calligraphy 

Talks and Tours

  • The importance of the Moon in the Hindu faith 
  • The Moon in Indigenous North American Culture (in collaboration with Border Crossings) 
  • Vietnamese Fruit and Vegetable Carving

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Find out more about names for Full Moons

This event takes place at the National Maritime Museum and is open to all ages. 

Find out more about the Moon at our exhibition