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Moon cakes on sale leading up to Chinese Moon Festival

By Staff | Sep 2, 2010

Moon cakes are on sale at the historic Wo Hing Museum, 858 Front St., through Sept. 24.

LAHAINA — The Wo Hing Society and Lahaina Restoration Foundation will celebrate the annual Chinese Moon Festival on Friday, Sept. 24. 

Open to the public, this event is scheduled from 1 to 8 p.m. 

The standard museum admission is $2 for adults; children 12 and under will be admitted free. 

The celebration will feature a Chinese Moon Festival display, Chinese Calligraphy demonstrations, Chinese folk songs and traditional Chinese knotting.

The Chinese Moon Festival is not complete without traditional moon cakes. Traditional moon cakes have an imprint on top consisting of the Chinese characters for “longevity” or “harmony,” as well as the name of the bakery and the filling in the moon cake. 

These delicacies are available for purchase from the Wo Hing Museum, 858 Front St., through Sept. 24.

Boxes of four moon cakes are $20; single moon cakes are $5. This year, select from lotus seed, black bean, mixed nuts or taro-flavored filling.

Come and sample these traditional delicacies at the festival if you don’t buy some as a souvenir. 

Join the Wo Hing Society and Lahaina Restoration Foundation in celebrating this mid-autumn harvest festival. 

Attendees are welcome to bring fruits and flowers to honor the Moon Goddess and the abundance of life.

For more information, and to place your order of moon cakes, contact the Wo Hing Museum at 661-5553.

Moon cakes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to call and place your order now!