Mondfest Basel (Moon Festival)

Saturday, 10 September

Basel and Shanghai are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their prosperous partnership with a festival on Münsterplatz. The festival offers an opportunity to experience Chinese culture and meet the Chinese community in Basel. Through numerous workshops and demonstrations, you can learn more about Chinese traditions, including chines acrobatics, martial arts, music, dance, calligraphy, and much more. You can listen to the Chinese string instrument “Guqin” and Chinese songs; watch the traditional lion dance, moon cake ceremony, or Wushu kung fu show; and try out qigong, taijiquan, tai chi, bamboo pole dance, fan dance, Chinese checkers, or ring toss. . Visit one of the many stands to try Chinese delicacies that you won’t find easily in any Chinese restaurants in Switzerland.
Trial lessons of qigong and taijiquan are held from 8:00-9:00, food stands and workshops open at 12:00, and the entertainment program on the stage starts at 17:00.
Entrance and most activities and workshops are free.


4051 Basel

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