Missouri Western State University will host a celebration of China’s Mid-Autumn Festival at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 in the Enright Community Rooms, Spratt Hall rooms 214-216. The celebration is free and open to the public.

The Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates harvest time and is traditionally celebrated with the gathering of families in thankfulness of what they have. Missouri Western’s celebration will feature poems, songs, gifts and games. The celebration is sponsored by the Department of English and Modern Languages and the Office of International Student Services.

For more information, contact Jin Peng, Chinese exchange instructor, at jpeng@missouriwestern.edu.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.