Moon Festival & Chinese Language Week

Next date: Saturday, 01 October 2022 | 02:00 AM to Sunday, 02 October 2022 | 11:59 PM

Image shows a lot of red lanterns hanging over a narrow street

The events will feature cultural workshops, exhibitions and more across Palmy until October.

Also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival in Asia, Moon Festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar when the moon is at its brightest and fullest size. It is a time for family reunion, gathering and celebrating harvest.

Moon Festival Events

Mooncake workshop

Wednesday 31 August

10:45am – 12:15pm | Chinese Association Hall, 98 Napier Road

Demonstrating how to make moon cakes and moon cake tasting.

Organiser: Manawatū Chinese Association

Moon Festival diorama making

6 – 10 September

3:30pm-5pm | Youth Space, Corner Coleman Mall, George Street

Strictly 13-19 year olds.

Moon Festival Around the World Exhibition

1 – 15 September

Palmerston North City Library

Organiser: Global Parents Support (GPS)

Moon Festival showcase

Sunday 18 September

1:30pm – 3:30pm | SGP Theatre, Massey University

Organiser: Palmerston North Chinese School, Palmerston North Korean Society, Vietnamese Community NZ

Moon Festival Dinner – ticketed event

Sunday 18 September

6pm – 8pm | Chinatown Restaurant

Organiser: Manawatu Chinese Association

Please note this is a ticketed event, please email

Lantern making and activity sheets

27 September – 1 October

3:30pm – 5pm | Youth Space

Strictly 13-19 year olds.

Chinese Language Week Activities

Chinese language exhibition

24 September – 2 October

Palmerston North City Library & community libraries

Organiser: Active Learning

Palmerston North Chinese School student work exhibition

25 September – 1 October

Palmerston North City Library – community language books area

Organiser: Palmerston North Chinese School

Lunchtime language lessons

26 – 30 September

12pm – 1pm | Palmerston North City Library – Ruahine & Wharite rooms

Organiser: Palmerston North Chinese School

Chinese characters and idioms workshop

Saturday 1 October

10:30am – 12pm | Palmerston North City Library

Active learning and melody.

An afternoon with PN Chinese School

Saturday 1 October

1:30pm – 3:30pm | Palmerston North City Library

Organiser: Palmerston North Chinese School











  • Wednesday, 31 August 2022 | 12:00 AM - Sunday, 02 October 2022 | 11:59 PM


Multiple locations across Palmy.

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