Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival in Houston


Devika and Naman stand next to colorfully dressed god and goddess characters and pose for a picture.
A close up shot of a cook frying dumplings with chopsticks in a large pan.

Naman and Devika took an excursion off campus into Houston for a celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, an event hosted by Asia Society Texas, which is conveniently located in the museum district just a few short minutes away from Rice University. With stations to make crafts, vendors serving up traditional food such as mooncakes, and performances to help the community understand the history behind the Mid-Autumn Festival, our students had a blast getting to enjoy this event. Check out our video from the event!


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