Mid-Autumn Festival Party

Please join us for a virtual party to celebrate this year's Mid-Autumn Festival!

Festival flyer

The George Washington University is pleased to present the 2021 Mid-Autumn Festival Virtual Celebration in special partnership with the GW Asian and Pacific Islander Alumni Network. Grab a few mooncakes and a cup of tea this lunch break and ZOOM into our celebration of the largest Asian holiday in the fall! This Mid-Autumn Festival, we will learn about how GW students celebrate this large traditional holiday as well as have the treat of seeing them showcase their talent.

This free virtual event will be held in English and is open to the public.


  • Opening Remarks by Patrick Realiza, Chair of the GW Asian and Pacific Islander Alumni Network
  • Presentation from Immanuel Kim, Korea Foundation and Kim-Renaud Associate Professor of Korean Literature and Culture Studies, and Angela Kim of the Gangwon Province Dance Troupe
  • Chinese Presentation by Gabriel Young, Chair of the GW Chinese American Student Association
  • Japanese Presentation by Jennifer Swanson, Practitioner of Omotesenke Japanese Tea Ceremony for 8 years

The program begins at 12:00pm EDT on Friday, September 24th. Check your local time by selecting the event date and your time zone. Registered guests will receive an email with instructions for joining the webinar prior to the event. Registration closes at 12:00pm EDT on September 23rd, 24 hours before the event begins. Media inquiries must be sent to [email protected] in advance. If you need specific accommodations, please contact [email protected] with at least 3 business days' notice.

This event will be jointly hosted by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, CCAS Global Initiatives, the GW Institute for Korean Studies, the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, and the East Asia National Resource Center.