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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The 30th annual Harvest Moon Festival took place at the Antelope Park Bandshell Saturday afternoon.
Organized by the Asian Community and Cultural Center, hundreds gathered to celebrate with all types of traditional cuisine and performances.
The Harvest Moon Festival is observed by most Asian countries, celebrating the harvest and upcoming fall season. The festival is a tradition dating back to the Zhou Dynasty, which ended in 256 b.c.e.
Some celebrated by wearing traditional clothing.
“Every time I wear it, I feel connected to the Japanese culture,” said Mariko Nagai.
The festival is commonly used as a family reunion and a chance to eat “moon cakes,” a traditional round pastry made with a variety of fillings.
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