Mondfest Basel (Moon Festival)
Each year, Basel and Shanghai are celebrating 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 taiji, qigong, Chinese chess, calligraphy, dances, tea culture, lantern making, and even a Chinese-language crash course. Visit one of the many stands to try Chinese delicacies that you won’t find easily in any Chinese restaurants in Switzerland. From the traditional lions’ dance, orchestra, choir, acrobatics, moon cake ceremony, and children’s stories to the Chinese dragon dance, visitors will experience Chinese cultural entertainment on the stage starting at noon. Visit their website for a detailed program of the day’s events.
Admission to this event is free.