California Gov. Gavin Newsom hosted a celebration in recognition of Lunar New Year earlier this week in Sacramento.
California has done it and now Washington may follow suit.
It took more than 200 years for the White House to formally recognize Lunar New Year since the arrival of the first Chinese immigrants in 1785. The Jan. 26 event was historic, extraordinary, and strategic on multiple levels.
On Jan. 24, officers from the Seattle Police Department (SPD)’s West Precinct delivered red envelopes to more than 70 businesses in Chinatown, Japantown, and Little Saigon to celebrate Lunar New Year.
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 […]