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Vietnamese Community of Central Florida – Black April 2017 in Orlando

On April 30th, 2017, The Vietnamese Community of Central Florida hosted an annual Black April Commemoration ceremony for those military officers sacrificed they lives for the freedom of Vietnam.  The ceremony crucially  important to the Vietnamese American community abroad, and every Vietnamese communities must hosted their own events to tribute for millions of innocent Vietnamese died during Vietnam War. The ceremony...

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GWN Walgreens Spacecoast Dragon Boat Festival 2017
I have paddled with R.E.A.C.H powered by Asia Trend for three years in the GWN Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival in October, thus I am familiar with the anxious excitement while paddling towards the start line and the synchronized commotion as the boat jerks forward to the beat of the drum. The exhilaration of the race is what tempted...

PhilFest 2017 – celebrating Philippine culture

PhilFest 2017
PhilFest 2017 celebrated Philippine culture through a vibrant three day long festivity that drew crowds of Filipino-Americans and locals who came out to enjoy the food, dance and music. The event is hosted by PCFI and held at the Philippine Cultural Enrichment Complex in Tampa every year. Over 50 vendors sold everything from traditional garments, snapbacks, t-shirts, jewelry, and...

Celebrating May – Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in 2017

May is National Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month celebrating AAPI accomplishments and contributions to our great nation. Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI), who make up 5.6% of the American population, are the fastest growing ethnic/minority group today according to the 2010 US Census. Recently, primetime TV shows like ABC's Fresh Off the Boat have shown new light into...

UCF ASA Scholarship Pageant 2017

ASA Scholarship Pageant
The Asian Student Association of the University of Central Florida has hosted their 17th annual Mr. & Ms. ASA Scholarship Pageant on March 25th, 2017. This pageant’s purpose is to recognize outstanding young men and women, more specifically Asian men and women, who are highly individualized, motivated, and talented to spread cultural awareness and break down stereotypes and stigma...

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Celebrating 50th Anniversary

2017 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Starting in 1968, the festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and United States using culture as its bridge. The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns...

Orlando community celebrates the year of Rooster at the 6th Annual Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival

Dragon Parade 2017
Happy Year of the Rooster!  This year Asia Trend partnered with Mills 50, an Orlando Mainstreet District, R.E.A.C.H (Recognizing Educating Asian Cultural Heritage), Y.E.S.S (Youth Enrichment and Senior Services) to create a beautiful celebration that embraced both unity and harmony. February 11th 2017 started out with an exciting parade that included Orlando’s Mayor Buddy Dyer, City Commissioner Robert Stuart, City...

Central Florida Arab Festival 2017

When considering the location of the Arab World, spanning Northern Africa and Western Asia, the "Arab identity" becomes one of much confusion and complexity. Often times when we consider Asia as a whole, we forget to include the Western region and its many cultures. Fortunately, here in Orlando we are fortunate enough to have the Arab American Community Center,...

Orange County Students Attend Mayor Jacobs’ Sixth Annual Youth Leadership Conference

Sixth Annual Youth Leadership Conference
Nearly 250 Orange County Public Schools students from 24 local high schools attended Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ sixth annual Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) at Valencia College’s west campus on March 11. Mayor Jacobs created the program for student leaders when she took office in 2011 in an effort to connect students with their local government. About 1,200 local...

ILF Orlando Advisory Board Inauguration 2017

The International Leadership Foundation (ILF) is a non-profit organization that promotes the civic awareness, public service, and economic effectiveness of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. Its mission is to cultivate and develop young leaders in the United States, Asia, and Pacific Rim in various professional fields and sectors via support from the ILF’s Advisory Board Network. ILF has...
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