Nancy This Thursday, Sept. 19, Szechwan Pavilion in Casa Linda Plaza intents to celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival, and they want you to join them.

Every year, Szechwan Pavilion observes the Chinese holiday, also known as the Autumn Festival, which is one of the most important holidays in Chinese culture, similar to Thanksgiving or Christmas in the West, says manager Nancy (who asked me not to share her last name).

There are a lot of legendary stories surrounding the holiday, and each year Girl Scout Troop 3352, a group of young girls adopted from China, visit Nancy to listen to her tell stories to help them “connect with their culture,” she says. After that, the group sings a song or two, and then Nancy serves the girls moon cakes, which is also an important tradition surrounding the holiday.

“It’s a lot of fun,” Nancy says. “We want everyone to come and have fun.”

The girls usually arrive about 6:30 p.m. or 7 p.m., but Szechwan Pavilion will be observing the holiday all day. Szechwan Pavilion is located at 1152 N. Buckner.

They’re open for lunch Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and then for dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Buffet times from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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