ISCO Celebrates the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — The International Student Cultural Organization (ISCO) hosted an event to celebrate Chinese culture.

“The Mid-Autumn Festival is a Chinese festival that has a very long history in China,” said Xiameng Zhang, an international student from China. “It’s a traditional festival. The most important thing for Chinese people is family reunion. We will eat moon cake together and have dinner with our families.”

The event celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival through music, traditions, and food.  Zhang did a presentation of the festival to “let the students know more about traditional Chinese culture.”

The event also featured a musical performance of a Chinese song. In addition, students could volunteer to participate in a traditional dragon dance.

“I got to participate in the dragon dance,” said Haley Morgan, ISCO executive member. “It was super fun to run around and run into everything.”

Food was served in the form of tea and hand-made dumplings.

Morgan said, “The dumplings were my favorite part. They were so good!”

The Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates the importance of family and togetherness. It’s important to keep culture like this alive.

“It’s really important to celebrate this festival for Chinese people because family is very important,” Zhang continued. “Our Mid-Autumn Festival is the time that we reunite with our family, so that’s very important in our tradition.”

“China is all the way across the globe from us, so it’s hard to find a better way for us to know the culture and be introduced to it,” said Morgan. “It’s nice to have ISCO doing this and bringing it to us.”