The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts is inviting area residents to celebrate the diversity of our community by participating in the inaugural Trung Thu Moon Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8. The event will take place at the Renaissance Centre from 5:30-9 p.m.
Steeped in tradition, Tet Trung Thu, as it is known in Vietnam, or the Mid-Autumn Moon festival as we refer to it in America, typically occurs on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. As one of the two most important festivals in the Vietnamese culture, this ancient celebration revolves around children. It was thought to be a time when parents had the opportunity to catch up with their loved ones after the busy summer harvest was completed.
During the Wake Forest Trung Thu Moon Festival, families will enjoy learning about the Vietnamese culture through music, stories, dance, food, and arts and crafts. The evening will conclude with a children’s lantern promenade.
The Tokyo Grill catering truck will also be onsite selling a variety of Vietnamese boxed dinners.
Tickets to the Trung Thu Moon Festival are $8 plus tax for adults and $6 plus tax for seniors and children under 12 and can be purchased online at www.wakeforestrencen.org/event/trung-thu-moon-festival or at the Renaissance Centre Box Office, 405 S. Brooks St.
For more information, visit wakeforestrencen.org or call 919-435-9458.
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