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Full moon center of attention at Dazhong Temple Ancient Bell Museum event
Published: Sep 13, 2022 07:42 PM
The fashion show Photo; Courtesy of Beijing Yanshan Press

The fashion show Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Yanshan Press

The performance Photo; Courtesy of Beijing Yanshan Press

The performance Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Yanshan Press

A series of events to help people better enjoy the tradition of admiring the full moon during the  Mid-Autumn Festival was held at Beijing's Dazhong Temple Ancient Bell Museum on Saturday night.  

In China, the Mid-Autumn Festival has always been a day for family reunion as family culture is an important part of the foundation of traditional Chinese culture. 

For the festival, the event, hosted by the museum and the Beijing Yanshan Press, included traditional cultural programs and a fashion show that covered everything from traditional clothing to more modern ones. In the traditional clothing section, children dressed up in modern times takes on clothing in the Han (206BC-AD220), Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynastieswith the aim of showcasing the styles of China's various time periods.   

The event to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival ended with the ringing of the Yongle Great Bell. 

It offers three bell-ringing experiences during with visitors could strike the museum's huge Buddha bell, which was cast during the Yongle period of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The bells were rung a total of 108 times, an auspicious number, during the event.