Celebrating Moon Festival 2015

The Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn festival, is one of the most important events in the Chinese calendar, celebrating the harvest of the year.

The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in Lunar calendar. This year, the China Studies Centre is celebrating this special occasion on Thursday 24 September 12pm - 2pm a few days ahead of the full moon.

There is a Chinese saying about the Moon Festival that means when the moon is at its fullest, people come together.

We hope the moon can bring the China Studies Centre, local students and all onshore Chinese students together, working to develop and present this widely celebrated festival in Asian culture.

This is an annual event. It is another highlight on Sydney’s culture calendar. Catch the highlights from the 2014 festival on Facebook.


Eastern Avenue, New Law Building lawns


Thursday 24 September 2015
12pm to 2pm


  • Moon cake tasting
  • Tsuru Food Truck Garden
  • Traditional Chinese live music performance
  • Tai Ji Workshop
  • Luck wall
  • Traditional paper cutting workshop
  • Traditional Chinese costumes photo booth
  • Tea appreciation workshop
  • Over the moon photography exhibition

Over the moon Instagram Competition

Images of four sample instagram entries of moon inspired photos.

Share and win!

Celebrate the full moon that brings our community together.
Share your moon inspired photo on Instagram to win a share of $1000 cash.

Hold it, throw it, climb it, shoot it or just snap it and then share it.

How to enter:
1. Share a moon inspired photo on Instagram.
2. Tag #sydmoonfest, #student or #staff and @sydney_uni
3. Share your image
4. Check your sharing settings are on public. (Helpful 'how to' guide)

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China Studies Centre 2015 Moon Festival Celebration is proudly supported by the University of Sydney Confucius Institute, University of Sydney Union, Centre for English Teaching, the Tsuru food truck, City of Sydney International Students Leadership and Ambassador Program, Chinese dance and musical instruments association, and China Travel Service.