Community Festivities at Holiday Matsuri 2018

Holiday Matsuri 2018
This past weekend, Holiday Matsuri (also known as Holmat) hosted their third weekend at the Orlando World Center Marriott. Holiday Matsuri (Matsuri (祭) is the Japanese word for a festival or holiday) is a multi-genre convention that brings together fan-based communities during the holidays to have fun and give back. Tickets range from $30-$150,...

Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival Celebrates Unity and Diversity with the Community

Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival 2019
During the month of February, billions of people all over the world celebrated the Year of the Pig, a symbol of wealth and fortune in Chinese culture. On Sunday, February 17th 2019, the Orlando community celebrated the new year with the return of the 8th Annual Central Florida Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival. Once again,...

India Day 2019 at Amway Center, Orlando

India Day 2018 at Amway Center
The Indian American Chamber of Commerce Orlando (IACC) will hold the 7th Annual India Day 2019 Celebration with the Orlando Magic in Downtown Orlando Amway Center on February 2nd. The event will attract elected officials from across Florida, and it will bring together thousands of people to celebrate cultural diversity at the Amway Center.  In previous years, up to...

A High Schooler’s Guide To Finding Yourself Through Cultural Exploration

It can be overwhelming to try to navigate high school and attempt to find yourself along the way, but it is so important to explore and try new things during this crucial time of development. A convenient way to do this is to join a school club that can help you learn more about yourself and your...

Chinese American Association of Central Florida’s 50th Anniversary

CAACF 50th Anniversary
The past few weeks have marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year, a cultural holiday enjoyed annually by millions of people around the world. Here in Central Florida, we have numerous events planned to celebrate the festivities, including the Vietnamese New Year (TET) Festival and the Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival, among others. On...

Annual Japanese Spring Festival Returns to Miami Beach Botanical Garden on March 31

Japanese Spring Festival
The free festival celebrates all aspects of Japanese culture and features a sushi demonstration and tasting sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (March 18, 2019) – The annual Japanese Spring Festival returns on Sunday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to Miami Beach Botanical Garden, located at 2000...

FSA at UCF’s 14th Annual Sayaw Cultural Showcase: The Last DT Benders

FSA’s 14th Annual Sayaw Showcase: The Last DT Benders
The Filipino Student Association at UCF was founded by Tukz Taaca and Wilson Casillan. Every year, FSA hosts an event that showcases the many Filipino cultural dances of the Philippines. This year, the theme is “The Last DT Benders”, and it held on March 22 in the Pegasus Ballroom. The evening was highlighted with various...

Tampa Bay Asian Community Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated each May to pay tribute to the achievements and contributions generations of Asian and Pacific Island Americans have made in the United States. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month was first designated as Asian-Pacific Heritage Week by Representatives Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California. It was...

Orange County Mayoral Race 2011

Orange County Mayoral Race 2011
Interview with Candidates Bill Segal and Teresa Jacobs On Tuesday November 2, 2010, Orange County citizens will vote on the new County Mayor to replace Mayor Richard Crotty as the head of the Board of County Commissioners. Two wellqualified candidates are up for election and we had the distinguished privilege to interview both Bill Segal and Teresa Jacobs to get their viewpoints and background and to better...

Annual Japanese Summer Festival “Tampa Natsumatsuri” Returns June 11

2016 Tampa Natsumatsuri
The Florida Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association (FL-JETAA)  invites guests of all ages to attend its 11th annual Japanese summer festival, Tampa Natsumatsuri, on June 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, located at 821 S. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa. Admission is free.                                                             The event is a non-profit, community-based festival featuring Japanese...
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