Asian Moon

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Asian Moon Festival returns to campus at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 in UCO’s Plunkett Park. The free, family-friendly event is a traditional celebration for the fall and harvest season and features performances, a traditional lion dance, face painting, crafts and authentic cuisines. Pictured here, students perform a traditional dance during the 2018 Asian Moon Festival.

The University of Central Oklahoma invites the community to celebrate Asian culture during the annual Asian Moon Festival from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 27 in UCO’s Plunkett Park, located on the west side of campus. Inspired by the Chinese Moon Festival, the event is a traditional celebration of the fall and harvest season.

The free, family-friendly festival features Asia’s rich cultures and performances, including a traditional lion dance, face painting, crafts, game booths and authentic cuisines.

Students in the Asian-American Student Association (AASA) play a key role planning and co-sponsoring the event with Central’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).

In addition to the festivities, attendees can participate in a handmade lantern contest. Lanterns may be of any shape or size, but must be original, school-appropriate and completed prior to the festival. Entries should be submitted by 7 p.m. to the designated contest area, in front of the main stage.

Festival participants will vote on winners from four age groups: infant to 6 years old, 7-13 years old, 14-17 years old and 18 years or older.

For more information, contact ODI at 405-974-3588 or odi@uco.edu.

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