Mid-autumn is a traditional Chinese festival celebrating the harvest. Also known as Moon Festival or the Moon Cake Festival, it is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month in the traditional East Asian lunar calendar and focuses on the spirit of gratitude. (Source)
MIMS hosts a mid-autumn festival every year to celebrate the tradition of family gathering and moon gazing. Look for a presentation of the folklore tale of the Chinese moon goddess, Chang’e. Some years, the MIMS Got Talent show and bidding sociables also takes place at this event.
In some years (especially when Mid-Autumn Festival happens very early in the year), MIMS PTO also hosts a Fall Festival. The Fall Festival usually takes place later in October and may have the talent show, other performances, fundraising with sociables and auctions bidding, and other activities.
Chinese New Year Festival
Chinese New Year is the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar. MIMS PTO hosts a festival to celebrate with our families and to raise money for the school. The event usually takes place on a Saturday during the 15 days of the Chinese New Year. Look for performances from all the students, a dragon dance, great food, inflatables or other fun children’s activities, and more. Students may also have a Chinese New Year party during the week. (Source)
Other Festivals and Celebrations
MIMS PTO also hosts an international festival in the spring, to showcase the diversity of our school’s families. In addition, the PTO sponsors events for National Hispanic Heritage month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), Black/African-American History month (February), and Asian/Pacific American Heritage month (May).
PTO also hosts a Boohoo/Woohoo back to school event for parents and a spring family night to welcome new families to the school.