EventsMid-Autumn Festival: Language and Lanterns

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Mid-Autumn Festival: Language and Lanterns

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Description

Learn all about Mid-Autumn Festival traditions including how to make a traditional Pomelo Lantern (Chinese Jack-O’-Lantern) with Jeffrey Wong of the Wongs' Benevolent Association in Chinatown. Justin Cheng starts us off with the first of our two-part casual Cantonese language lessons for beginners! The second session will take place on September 22nd during our Fire Dragon Festival event.

If you want to follow along and make a lantern, here's the materials you'll need:

  • Pomelo fruit (Chinatown markets)
  • Carving knife (like one you would use for a pumpkin)
  • Tealight (dollar stores)
  • Sturdy string if you want to hang up your lantern
  • Chopstick for poking holes

    Jeffrey Wong was born and raised in Vancouver and is a passionate history buff. He is Vice-President of the Wongs’ Benevolent Association and a volunteer archivist for the association.

    Justin Cheng is a graduate of the Master’s program in History at UBC and has been appointed Honorary Assistant Curator for the history museum of Queen’s College, the oldest government secondary school in Hong Kong.

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    Click on this Zoom link to access the event (on September 15 at 6:00 pm PDT)

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    Suitable for:
    Teens
    Adults
    Intergenerational
    Type:
    Classes & Workshops
    Language:
    English

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