IT was all laughter and cheer yesterday as members of the local Chinese community came together to mark the Moon Festival and celebrate China's 64th anniversary.
Hosted at the Yat Sen hall, the school's students entertained the crowd with performances and games throughout the day.
Chinese Association of Fiji president Jenny Seeto said the day provided an opportunity for people to practice unity and sharing.
"The mid-Autumn festival brings together families and friends and it is so pleasing to see such a large gathering of our community here," Mrs Seeto said.
"The festival signifies family unity and for friends to gather together, eat moon cakes â€¦ and also for the children to have a joyful time."
People's Republic of China ambassador Huang Yong was also present at the celebrations and shared his thoughts about the festival's importance.
"This mid-Autumn festival is one of the most celebrated traditional festivals in China.
"On the 15th day of August in the Chinese calendar, people will join their families to eat moon cakes and have a sighting of the silver full moon," Mr Yong explained.
"It is a day of paying respect to the elderly people and of showing love for the young children. It is a day of stressing family bonds and remembering cultural roots."