First-ever Vancouver Chinese Cultural Festival set for October

The inaugural Vancouver Chinese Cultural Festival is set to take place from October 2 to 4 at the Plaza of Nations. The event will celebrate the 60th anniversary of China’s national day and showcase the country’s cultural heritage.

The second day of the festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, the date of the Mid-Autumn Festival, a traditional harvest celebration that goes back over 3,000 years.

Also known as the Moon Festival, the celebration during Saturday’s festivities will feature China Jilin Song and Dance House with soprano Liu Chunmei.

The traditional sweet treat known as mooncakes will be served up to festival goers along with a little history lesson.

The weekend will be filled with music, art, food, shows, and a market—all highlighting the many aspects of Chinese culture and traditions.

More information about the festival, including ticket prices, is available at



david roberts

Oct 2, 2009 at 8:04pm

awesome - i am going to check it out.