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Orange County Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Orange County Update Third Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month And Proclamation Ceremony Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County’s Board of County Commissioners (BCC) marked Asian Pacific Heritage Month in May by attending a festive cultural celebration held on the lawn of the County’s Administration Center organized by employees and community partners. The event, now in its third year, was coordinated...

Orlando Downtown Library hosts Chinese New Year event

Chinese School of CAACF
Orlando downtown library-goers got a chance to celebrate the Chinese New Year through a one-hour program presented by the Chinese School of CAACF on February 21, the third day of the Lunar New Year. CHARGE dragon boat team of CAACF kicked off the program by performing a dragon dance, marching from the outside. Dragon dance, signifying the power, prosperity and...

Star Wars Osechi-ryōri to celebrate the New Year

Japanese celebrate the New Year traditional habit will eat Osechi-ryōri (two or three layers of food box) "御節" (お せ ち). Osechi are easily recognizable by their special boxes called jūbako (重箱), which resemble bentō boxes. Like bentō boxes, jūbako are often kept stacked before and after use. As the cooking is too complex, the Japanese family like to...

2016 Central Florida Duanwu Festival

The Chinese American Association of Central Florida (CAACF) has fulfilled its mission over the years by hosting Duanwu Dragon Boat festival during the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional Chinese calendar, featuring workshop attendants a taste of both dragon boat racing and delicious bamboo leaf wrapped sticky rice dumplings called zongzi 粽子. Attendees also learned about...

Mudpack Festival of the Philippines

MUDPACK FESTIVAL OF THE PHILIPPINES
In June of this year, I went back to the Philippines for a seven weeks’ vacation with no plans and schedule except relax and enjoy my Manila that I missed so much. I also had an invitation from my best friend Romy Go to stay in his condominium at the very exclusive area in Makati called The Lofts at...

The Yellow Duck and the Crocodile

A yellow duck was on his way to meet with the Emperor in Peking and deliver him an important message. Right as he’s about to jump into the Yellow river to swim across and meet the Emperor’s people await him on the other side of the river band, a crocodile that was resting on the edge nearby called out to...

Sumo~Japan’s national sport (martial arts)~ Vol.2 相撲-日本の国技

Sumo
As well as a trial of strength in combat and as a Shinto ritual, Sumo was an important ritual at the imperial court. Representatives of each province were ordered to attend the contest at the court and fight. The contest was known as Sumai no Sechie 相撲の節会 or “Sumai party”.Over the rest of Japanese recorded history, Sumo’s popularity has changed according to the whims of its rulers...

Manish’s Zodiac Signs Predictions – May 2016

Aries (21 March – 19 April) - The days ahead bring opportunity, as well as inspiration Whatever it is you've been working on, or trying to get off the ground, gets a boost this month.   You'll figure out what needs to be done to get the results you're after.  Stay true to yourself and have faith that you are on...

PHILFEST 2018 Returns on April 6

PhilFest 2018
Now in its 24th year, “PhilFest 2018” will take place on April 6th, 7th and 8th. The festival is now considered as one of the biggest, if not the biggest, in the whole of East Coast if not in America. Last years attendance hit more than 11, 000 people.  PhilFest offers variety of Filipino foods, non-stop entertainment, Philippine folk dances,...

Travel the World in a Day at SPIFFS 41st Annual International Folk Fair

From October 29 to November 1, 2015, St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society, Inc. (SPIFFS) and its ethnic member groups will present the 41st Annual International Festival at Vinoy Park on St. Petersburg’s beautiful waterfront, transforming it into a microcosm of the world. In addition to ethnic foods and cultural displays, Folk Fair offers a multitude of special entertainment in...
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