Birmingham will see families celebrate the UK’s first virtual Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival tonight.
The event will be hosted by the Chinese Festival Committee Birmingham (CFCB).
This is the second most important Chinese holiday after Chinese New Year.
The restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 means that the CFBC will be presenting the first virtual Mid-Autumn festival with the CFCB Chairman James Wong as host on Thursday at 7.30pm until 10:30pm on their Facebook page.
There will be a host of entertainment including lion dances, musical performances, cultural dancing, live Q&A, celebrity guests and giveaways.
CFCB Chairman James Wong said: “We’re really excited to still share this event and be able to invite everyone to celebrate it with us, especially in these times to help bring people together.
The event will be broadcast from the heart of Chinatown this evening, where families can expect performances from musicians including Di Xiao from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, a classical piano soloist named in the top 10 up and coming Chinese pianists by International Piano Magazine in 2009.
The online stream will be running with live commentary where attendees can talk to the organisers (CFCB), interact and share their stories, pictures and messages to the performers.