Many cultures around the world celebrate the harvest period. Seniors at South-East Asia Center celebrated a Mid-Autumn Festival luncheon on September 9,2022. SEAC Director San O explained that this holiday celebrated widely throughout Asia can be compared to the American Thanksgiving. The Mid-Autumn festival is traditionally celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar when the Moon appears to be at its brightest and fullest size. Mooncakes are traditionally eaten and lanterns are displayed, symbolizing a path to prosperity and good fortune.
Justin Lee, Deputy Director General and Jay Lin, Secretary of the Taipei Economic Office in Chicago were on hand to help celebrate. Their office together with Tai Nam Food Market and Park to Shop Supermarket were sponsors of the event.