Boston's Chinatown Celebrates August Moon Festival

Photo: Courtesy of Boston City Council President Ed Flynn

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Though it was the sun shining down on Boston's Chinatown neighborhood on Sunday, the moon was the subject of celebration for the August Moon Festival.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu spoke at the festivities, encouraging the public to pay small businesses in the community a visit, especially with pandemic-related hardships fresh on owners' minds.

"Go to lunch, get a pastry, get a bubble tea— these are the businesses that work so hard and give back so much to our community," Wu said.

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Boston City Council President Ed Flynn was also in attendance.

The Moon Festival had plenty for tourists and residents to see and do, like watch live traditional performances, arts and crafts, visit street vendors, and chomp down on delicious lotus paste and egg-filled mooncakes. The Moon Festival, organized every year by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England, has origins tracing back as early as 771 BCE, celebrating the annual harvest and family unity.

WBZ's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports.

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