International Education Center Collaborates with the Chinese Embassy in Thailand to Host 'Celebrate The Moon Festival' Event

On September 27, 2023, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, in collaboration with the International Education Center and the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, hosted the 'Celebrate The Moon Festival' event. The event featured over 20 performances, including singing, dancing, and musical performances, by students and scholars from the Chinese Students and Scholars Association in Thailand (CSSAT). The event took place at the Sunandha Nusorn Meeting Hall, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University.

The origin of The Moon Festival dates back to the Tang Dynasty, where it started as a local celebration. It wasn't until the Song Dynasty (AD 960-1279) that it began to evolve into a nationwide festival. Traditionally, it was a time for people to worship the moon and celebrate the autumn harvest.

However, it wasn't until 1949, during the era of the Communist Party of China, that the government officially designated The Moon Festival as a public holiday. Initially, the holiday was known as the "Chinese New Year Holiday." In the following years, the government issued regulations regarding "Festival Holidays and Public Holidays," designating The Moon Festival as one of the official public holidays.