Celebrate Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
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May the moon shine bright on all of your Mid-Autumn Festival Tết Trung Thu, 中秋节 celebrations. Harrah’s New Orleans wishes you luck, good fortune and many harmonious unions.
For those who aren’t familiar, The Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival or Tết Trung Thu, 中秋节 dates back to Southeast Asian, nearly 15,000 years ago. It’s held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar when the moon is closest to the Earth, making the moon appear brighter and larger than at any other time of the year. It also marks the end of the autumn harvest. It’s a time to gather with family and friends to give thanks and to honor the moon.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is beautiful Vietnamese and Chinese celebration showcasing their culture and traditions. In and around New Orleans many celebrate by displaying colorfullanterns, performing lion dances and by making and sharing Mooncakes “Banh deo” or “Banh nuong”– one of the hallmark traditions. This celebration is one you should plan to experience. New Orleans is a melting pot of many different cultures. New Orleans’ Southeast Asian population has sprinkled their traditions right into the pot, adding to the uniqueness of our great city.