By Xinming Li, bostonese.com
Boston, August 10, 2015, — Boston Chinatown was filled with food vendors, exhibition booths, lovely souvenirs, and exciting performances at yesterday’s annual August Moon Festival. Ten of thousands visitors and residents showed up for the festivities, organized by CCBA New England, on a perfect summer day. Besides the traditional lion dances and Cantonese opera, the Chinese calligraphy and music performances by ATV Miss Asia contestants at the Asian American Association of Boston (AAAB) booth drew cheers and applause from the audience.
Mr. Hung Gong(first from right) poses with three contestants of ATV Miss Asia for a picture as Hongwei Gao plays saxphone(photos by Xinming Li).
The August Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most celebrated Chinese holidays. It is held on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. Chinese families celebrate the end of the harvest season with a big feast, such as the delicious moon cakes.
Mr. Klysler Yen, board member of AAAB, handed out posters of the Fifth Asian American Day, to be held on Spet. 20 at Burlington Marriott Hotel to visors. The annual festival will feature exhibition and lectures in the afternoon, and dinner and art performances in the evening. To purchase tickets to the Fifth Asian American Day, please visit www.aaaboston.org.
According to Jing Xu, Executive Director of 2015 ATV Miss Asia Pageant Boston, the contestants have stuck together in the summer in vigorous physical training and catwalk simulation. They also actively participated in community activities. Some of the activities included nursing home visits, drama performances, and performance at the August Moon Festival. One of the most memorable experiences is the three-day volunteer work at Acadia National Park in Maine. In these training and activities, the contestants demonstrated their beauty from the inside out, and received generous praises from the public. This reflects the theme of this year’s competition, “Beauty that Moves the World.”
A press conference of ATV Miss Asia Pageant Boston will be held on Saturday, August 15, at Takusan Sushi restaurant in Brookline. ATV Miss Asia Boston Top 10 constants will be introduced. Detail info of Boston’s final grand will also be provided. Please visit Facebook page www.facebook.com/ATV.Miss.Asia.Pageant.Boston to follow the latest news updates.