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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,...

Japanese Spring Festival at Miami Beach Botanical Garden March 25

The festival features a kimono fashion show sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (February 23, 2018) – The annual Japanese Spring Festival returns on Sunday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, located at 2000 Convention Center Dr. in Miami Beach. Admission is free. Featuring Taiko drumming performances by Fushu Daiko, Ikebana workshops, authentic Japanese tea ceremonies, origami lessons, martial arts demonstrations, anime and more, the Japanese Spring...

28th Annual Asian Culture Festival Returns March 3 and 4 to Fruit & Spice Park

Asian Culture Festival
The fun-filled family event offers a virtual day trip to Asia including a variety of Asian arts, crafts, entertainment, plants and exotic cuisine HOMESTEAD, Fla. (February 9, 2018) – The 28th Annual Asian Culture Festival returns to Fruit & Spice Park on Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.The fun-filled family event offers a virtual day trip to Asia...

Peking Opera Classic Excerpts in Miami

Peking Opera
Peking Opera, as China's national essence, has been listed as one of the intangible cultural heritage by the United Nations and is now a very popular Chinese national art which is full of Chinese characteristics and loved by the audience at home and abroad. On the stage of Peking Opera, a horsewhip represents riding, a quant represents rowing, a table can not only be a table...

Stamps set to mark Year of the Dog

Year of Dog stamps - Hong Kong
Every year many countries issue Chinese new year stamps featuring one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac sign.  Dog is the eleventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042... Dog is man's good friend who can understand the human's spirit and obey its master,...

Traditions for Celebrating Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year starts on Friday, February 16, 2018.  The year 2018 is the Lunar Year of the Dog belonging to the element earth, thus called Yang Male Earth Dog. The 60 Stem-Branch calendar uses the names of Yin-Yang Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth) and 12 animal signs to rank the sequences. The Dog is the eleventh animal of the Chinese...

Omochitsuki! Mochi-Pounding Ceremony at

Omochitsuki
Celebrate the Japanese New Year with Kagami Kai, an acclaimed mochi group, as it presents the colorful and exciting New Year tradition of mochi pounding to make delectably sweet rice cakes, with lively music, energetic dance and traditional costumes. As part of the day, fold paper cranes and take an omikuji (paper fortune) from our fortune tree to take home for luck and prosperity...

Preserving the Philippine Culture for the New Generation

Preserving the Philippine Culture for the New Generation
Bauan, Batangas – PHILIPPINES – Upon my arrival in Manila last December 7th, I received an invitation from a friend Cecile Cordero-Diaz who, like me, was a former member of the Bayanihan, the Philippine National Dance Company. The invitation was for me to be one of the judges for her upcoming Philippine folkdance competition of “The Elementary, Grades 7, 8, 9, and...

Japanese kanji of the year is ‘North’

2017 kanji of the year
KYOTO – The kanji kita (北, north) has been selected as the character best capturing the national mood this year in Japan amid the heightened nuclear and missile threat posed by North Korea, a Kyoto-based kanji promotion organization said Tuesday. Every December the people of Japan select a kanji character that best sums up the social and political zeitgeist of the previous 12...

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...
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