Houston, TX 77005
10:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
Kids | Family
Children's Museum of Houston presents theVietnamese Mid-Autumn Children’s Festival. Children's Museum of Houston spotlights a centuries’ old tradition in celebration of Tet Trung Thu, Saturday, September 21.The Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most popular holidays for Vietnamese and Asian families. It’s also called the Children’s Festival, the Lantern Festival, or the Mooncake Festival and dates back over 3,000 years. This harvest event is celebrated when the moon is the brightest in the fall.Join us as we pay tribute to children and the Vietnamese community with a celebration of Tet-Trung-Thu.SPECIAL EVENTS:Traditional Vietnamese Pageant: Who wore it best? We encourage you to come out in traditional Vietnamese garb for a chance to win a free CMH membership! Event Time: 11 a.m. in the Brown AuditoriumVietnamese Story Time: Listen to traditional Vietnamese folktales. Event Time: 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. in the Parent Resource LibraryMooncake Tasting: Mooncakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy and are offered between friends or on family gatherings during the festival. Try some! Event Time: 1 p.m. in the Alcove (While supplies last)Lend a Hand Lion Dancers – Spotlight Performance: The Lion Dance expresses joy and happiness and plays an important role in celebrations. Check out a live performance! Event Time: 3 p.m. in the Brown AuditoriumON-GOING ACTIVITIES:Moon Mask: Design a bright and unique traditional moon mask worn by children during the festival at Junktion.Paper Lanterns: Follow tradition as you make vibrant paper lanterns at Junktion.Toad is the Uncle of Heaven: Explore this favorite Vietnamese folktale; then create jumping origami frogs, like “Uncle Toad!” at Junktion.Sponge Moons: These sponges aren’t for cleaning! Create this artistic, yet festive sponge paint moon in the Alexander Art Academy.***Activities, events and times subject to change.