Celebration of fall marked by mooncakes

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Students are invited to come experience the Mid-Autumn Moon Cake festival, enjoy some traditional treats and learn more about the Chinese culture on October 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hindsman Bell Tower.

The office of International and Multicultural Student Services is bringing this traditional Chinese holiday to Arkansas Tech’s campus.

“This is a good opportunity for students to come out and experience an event celebrated by a different country. The IMSSO office will have traditional moon cake, Chinese candy, tea, and several other traditional treats for students to try,” Tulsi Patel, a CSP major from Morrilton, said.

China follows the lunar calendar so the moon cake festival is always celebrated in the middle of autumn when the moon is at its brightest. People often share moon cakes with their close friends and relatives as a way to wish them a long and happy life. The moon cake festival is a time to celebrate the harvest and come together with friends and family.

“I like that everyone gets to come and learn in a social setting. It’s a good learning opportunity to exchange knowledge with other students,” Sabrina Anwar, International Student Service Specialist, said.

This event is a part of the Global Focus On-Track program and students will be able to swipe their tech ID’s at the bell tower from 6-7:30 p.m.