Friday, September 16, 2022 & Saturday, September 17, 2022
10 am to 7 pm | FREE Admission
Wo Hing Museum | 858 Front Street in Lahaina
Lahaina’s Chinese Moon Festival will have locally grown produce and Chinese Moon Cakes, Salted Duck Egg and Colorful Lanterns are traditions Chinese have been celebrating more than 2,000 years ago. The Chinese Moon Festival was the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese lunar calendar to worship the moon to give offerings to the moon goddess. They are thanking her for the abundant harvest of fruits, vegetables, and grains from the harvest.
Saturday and Sunday of September 16-17, 2022 Busaba Yip, Ph.D, Wo Hing Cultural Director for Lahaina Restoration Foundation tell the history of China’s Moon Festival, traditional harvest offerings and Chinese lanterns.
Cultural Activities are from 4-7pm. Make your own paper lanterns, Chinese Calligraphy, Knot Tying, and Diane Alba-Means will talk about Fung Shui.
Traditional Music will be performed on the yang gin symbalom and gu zheng harp by Toi Suchitra Srijantara between 2-7pm and Chinese Ginger Tea and Moon Cakes will be served in the garden for all to enjoy.
Cooking Demonstrations with Chef Bobby Santos (Chicken Chow Mein) and Chef Dean Louie (Soy Braised Fall Mushrooms and Chestnuts) at 5-7pm.
Chinese moon cakes (a round cake with a sweet paste filling or salted duck egg yolk in the center) will be available for sale. A decorative box of four large moon cakes costs $20 and one large moon cake sells for $6; fillings include taro, lotus and red bean. Moon cakes can be ordered prior to the festival by visiting the Baldwin Home Museum on Front Street or calling the LRF office at 808-661-3262. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.
Wing Ho Museum hours are 10am to 7pm with free admission 9/16-9/17/22.