On Jan. 29, children and their parents, and for the first time, a couple of canines took part in the Lunar New Year Children’s Parade and Northwest Asian Weekly’s 8th Annual Costume Contest in Seattle’s International District.
Vietnamese and Vietnamese Americans gathered at the Fisher Pavilion on Jan. 21 and 22 for Tết in Seattle — a Vietnamese Lunar New Year Celebration. Attendees got to explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Vietnam through live performances, hands-on activities, foods, crafts, games, martial arts, and a lively marketplace.
On Feb. 25, the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce held its Lunar New Year dinner at China Harbor Restaurant. The program included a lion dance, the introduction of the chamber’s Impaction Award, an auction, and scholarship distribution. The master of ceremonies was Phillip Yin. Founded in 1963, the nonprofit, non-partisan group is the voice […]
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly The Lunar New Year is a big deal. It has the ability to bend time and space. Believe me — I’d know. Here’s the evidence: I’ve never known my dad’s birthday. You might ask, what does that have to do with the Lunar New Year and time travel? Good […]
Children celebrate the Lunar New Year with parade in Chinatown. On Saturday, Feb. 13, children of all ages lined up outside the doors of Northwest Asian Weekly (NWAW), anticipating the start of the NWAW Children’s Parade and Costume Contest. Tied first place winners Vivian Zhao and Perry Jones received $100. Second prize winner Caitlin Watanabe […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Ever wondered why red is considered a lucky color during Chinese New Year? Or why people collect money in red envelopes? Chinese New Year has long been a celebration of tradition for Chinese families to bring in the new year, and many of these customs originated from fascinating Chinese […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly For the fifth year in a row, the Bellevue Collection will be hosting its annual Lunar New Year celebration at Bellevue Square’s center court on Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Decorations have already started to go up in all three facilities: Bellevue Place, Lincoln Square, and […]
On Feb. 5, the United States Postal Service (USPS) issued its Year of the Monkey stamp. The stamp art features two bright reddish-orange peonies against a purple background. Peonies symbolize wealth and honor in Chinese culture and often decorate the sides of the traditional drums played during the holiday festivities. Art director and stamp designer […]
By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly Are you tired of the status quo? If that is the case, then the impending year of the monkey, which by the lunar calendar will start on Feb. 8, won’t disappoint you. Each animal in the Chinese zodiac has five associated elements, including wood, fire, earth, metal, and […]