The 3rd annual Northwest Asian Weekly Lunar New Year Kids Parade happened on Saturday, Feb. 9, breaking its previous participation record.
Over 100 kids from the ages of 6 months old to 12 years old dressed up in Lunar New Year costumes and walked across the stage. Costumes from all cultures were represented, from Korean dresses and Vietnamese ao dai to Chinese robes and Manchurian costumes. Several kids brought homemade snakes and dragons to celebrate.
Awards went to five finalists and several honorable mentions. The first place prize went to Joziah Lagonoy. Second prize went to sisters Mirabel, Violet, and Lillian Peterson. Luna and Kaya Vanbrost and Siri Masonsmith won third by appearing on stage as a group in costume. Fourth and fifth places went to Acadia Matyas and Mia Ekle, respectively. (end)