Contest Objective

Like Christmas and Thanksgiving in the West, the Moon Festival is one of the important ritual events for the Chinese. Traditionally, family members would gather in the village for a big feast, followed by moon-cake eating, and story-telling.

Behind such seemingly mundane activities lie deeply-rooted Chinese values. While rural villages are no longer relevant for the Chinese living in American, these ritual activites continue to unravel meanings significant to us. Much of their significance, however, is lost among the younger generation of Chinese Americans.

Stanford-China Eeducation Fundation is organizing this contest in order to educate young kids of the meanings behind the Moon Festival and thus to help them better appreciate Chinese cultural traditions and the values they imbue.