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Weekend Scene
Island-style fun as seen
through the camera’s eye

Monday, September 19, 2005





Hello, moon

Chinatown celebrates another
turn of the heavens




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Lin-jiang Li talked with customers spilling out of C.S. Li Furnishings and Tai Pan Dim Sum into the Chinatown Cultural Plaza yesterday during the celebration of the Chinese Full Moon Festival. Organized by the United Chinese Coalition, the annual holiday was one of the many cultural festivals featured during Aloha Week.

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Ai Nian Huang, left, and Feng Xian Li were selling dim sum from the Good Luck Chinese Restaurant from a cart in the Chinatown Cultural Plaza yesterday as Albert Lui eyed the offerings. The Chinese Full Moon Festival began Friday night and continued through yesterday evening, with food booths, dragon and lion dancing, fireworks and entertainment.

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Kanya Yi prayed at the shrine dedicated to Quan Yin, the Chinese goddess of mercy, in the Chinatown Cultural Plaza. During the Full Moon, or Mid-Autumn, Festival, Chinese families get together to eat moon cakes and view the moon, which reconnects people to their loved ones far away.

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Children ate cotton candy, along with moon cakes, in Chinatown yesterday. The Full Moon Festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, which was yesterday in China but Friday in the United States.

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Tina Au, left, and Gwen Konda took park in a demonstration of "luk tung kuen," an exercise regimen promoted as a way to ease pain and increase energy, at the festival yesterday.






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