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Saturday, January 28, 2023

North City Elementary School
816 NE 190th St, Shoreline, WA 98155
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Come Celebrate the Lunar New Year on January 28, 2023 at North City Elementary.

 

Join us for a Lion Dance, music  Kung Fu demonstrations, hands-on art food trucks and more!

 

Free and family-friendly!

Everyone is welcome.

 

Shoreline and Lake Forest Park 海岸線和湖泊森林公園 are vibrant cities, rich in cultural diversity. This event brings people together into celebrate the lively arts and traditions around the Lunar New Year. Stop by and celebrate traditional and contemporary Asian culture, food, art, and music.

Free to attend and open for all ages, though donations are greatly appreciated.

海岸線和湖泊森林公園是充滿活力的城區,文化多樣性豐富。本次活動旨在將人們聚集在一起,以增進了解和認可我們北郡縣的亞洲社區。順道展示並分享當地傳統和現代亞洲文化、美食、藝術和音樂。謝謝您的觀臨。所有活動均免費參加(所有年齡段)。非常感謝愛心機構與人士參與捐贈活動,以便我們能夠繼續在社區提供文化活動.

WHEN? 什麼時候?

 

Saturday, January 28, 2023

 Noon - 3:30 PM

WHERE? 地點:

North City Learning Center

(North City Elementary School)

816 NE 190th St, Shoreline, WA 98155

Festival Highlights

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Year of the Rabbit

Celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome in the Year of the Rabbit.

Lanterns

Make your own paper lantern with a special art kit created just for the event. 

Food Truck 

Grab a bite from an Asian inspired food truck.

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Music and Performances

Lion dance, kung fu performance and music come together in the celebration.

Image by Hodaka Kato

Lantern Festival Facts

The Lantern Festival has been part of the Chinese New Year celebrations since the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 221AD).  

 

It is said that the holiday evolved from an ancient Chinese belief that celestial spirits could be seen flying about in the light of the first full moon of the lunar calendar. 

 

People used torches and eventually lanterns of every shape, size and color to aid them in spotting the spirits. 

 

The lanterns come in all shapes and sizes. Some are created in the form of animals, insects, flowers, people or even machines and buildings. Others depict scenes from popular stories teaching filial piety and traditional values. A favorite subject is the zodiac animal of the year. 

Find out more info here.

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