Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Monday, September 12, 2022

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival by enjoying mooncakes and tea in the lobby with your coworkers.

What Is Mid-Autumn Festival?

Mid-Autumn Festival is a 3-day celebration to appreciate a full moon and reunite with family. Over 3,000 years ago, Mid-Autumn Festival was celebrated as a post-autumn harvest celebration and a time to thank the gods during the Shang dynasty in China. Now, the holiday is celebrated throughout the world by different countries, ethnic groups, and cultures—all celebrating in different ways. Read more about the holiday.

What Is a Mooncake?

A mooncake, a common food associated with the holiday, is a packed pastry that’s normally split into quarters and shared between families and friends. Traditional fillings include lotus seed paste, red bean, and salted egg yolk.

Other Ways to Celebrate the Holiday

Check out a list of activities and restaurants in the Bay Area that you can support, as well as a list of articles you can read to learn more about the holiday.


September 12, 2022
10:00am-1:00pm PDT

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.