October 09, 2012
On Tuesday, October 2nd, Framingham State University celebrated the first Moon Festival in the Forum, McCarthy Center. The Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival in China, is one of the most important festivals in China. The Moon Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar. It is a day for celebrating harvest and for family reunion.
Organized and sponsored by the Modern Language Department and the Office of Academic Affairs, the Moon Festival celebration attracted students, faculty and staff, as well as the community. The Woo-Ching White Crane Kung-Fu school performed traditional Chinese Kung-Fu and Lion Dance. Chinese learners showcased their Chinese skills by singing Chinese song and reading traditional poetry. Attendees participated in various festivities, such as calligraphy practice, paper crafts and mahjong game, while enjoying the delicious traditional mooncakes.
Vice President Dr. Linda Vaden-Goad attended and spoken at the celebration.
About Framingham State University
Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,400 students with 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a public university, Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.