Mid-Autumn Festival BBQ Welcome Party

Updated: Jan 6, 2020

100+ people attended
54+ days for preparation
10+ kg meat eaten

The NCCU IMBA family celebrated the 2019 Mid Autumn Festival with a traditional Taiwanese BBQ to welcome the incoming batch of students. The event was the official kick-off gathering of the 2019-2020 academic calendar.

The Mid Autumn Festival is an East Asia harvest festival celebrated across many communities, organizations, and families in Asia. In Taiwan, the festival brings a time to enjoy the harvest with family, Dragon dances, pastries such as delicious mooncakes, and yes, BBQ! About the city there were BBQ pits being setup on almost every corner and one could smell the BBQ wafting through the air.

Announcements were made for the welcome back BBQ early on as student council had made preparations long before the semester started. On the night of, the batches of 2018 and 2019 filed in under the Wanshou bridge and were greeted with a welcoming Taiwanese atmosphere. One ticket provided ALL YOU CAN EAT Taiwanese BBQ plus a drink for first year students. Add in music, games, and pleasant evening weather and the night was poised for success. Overall, over 100 attendees came out for amazing food, drinks, laughs, and wonderful smiles.

This event marked another marvelous tradition. The IMBA family, many of whom were new to Taiwan, bonded and continued to grow under the full moon. For the first year students it served as a good-spirited official gathering following the Leadership Camp as well as a chance to get to know the second years students in a more relaxed setting. Definitely the type of event needed when making a life transition such as an International master's.

Plenty of hard work was put in by the Student Council members to provide the location, organization, food, and setup and the efforts were much appreciated providing a successful night.