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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...

27th Annual Asian Culture Festival Returns March 4 and 5

27th Annual Asian Culture Festival
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (February 27, 2017) – Guests of all ages are invited to attend this year’s Asian Culture Festival, which will take place Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fruit and Spice Park, located at 24801 S.W. 187th Ave. in Homestead. The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami is sponsoring Ikebana demonstrations (the...

Houston Lunar New Year Celebration

Thousands came out to see the dancing lions and dragons to welcome the Lunar New Year at the Chinese Community Center in Houston, Texas on January 28. 2017. Many of Houston’s VIPS also participated in the celebration with greetings in Mandarin and English. “I’m so glad to be here. I’ve come here every year for about 10 years or more...

TCCNA 29th 2nd MidYear Conference in Tampa

The Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce of North America (TCCNA) hosted its 29th 2nd MidYear Conference in Tampa. Since its inception in 1988, TCCNA has established thirty-nine local chapters in major metropolitan areas and embodies a coalition of more than 3,500 business members. Every year since, biannual conferences have been held. Through the efforts of Robert Chen, a Senior Board Director of TCCNA and...

“Queen of Saigon”

Miss Vietnam FL
“Is there gonna be Phở,” I asked? With today’s emphasis on organic beauty, a beauty pageant was something that I, like many others, dismissed. Yet, at the Miss Vietnam Florida 2017 (Hoa Hậu Việtnam Florida) pageant, I observed a community congregate in celebration of their culture and the aesthetics of their women, which are generally marginalized by Western beauty...

Asian American Chamber of Commerce Installs 2017 Board of Directors and Officers to lead Chamber in its 31st Year

2017 AACC
ORLANDO, Fla.  – The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida is pleased to announce the installation of new Chamber President Kannan Srinivasan and the 2017 Board of Directors and Officers at a ceremony officiated by City of Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan. Srinivasan, who previously served as president-elect of the Chamber, is president and CEO of GlobalKTech Inc., a...
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