20th Annual Orlando Japan Festival Goes Virtual on November 14-15

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2020 Orlando Japan Festival
The free festival offers fun and culture for viewers of all ages ORLANDO, Fla. (November 4, 2020) – Organized by the Japan Association of Orlando (JAO), the Orlando Japan Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary and will take place in virtual form this year. The festival will be held on the Festival’s YouTube channel on Saturday, November 14...

Chinese Ghost Culture

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Just as the West features Halloween for ghosts and ghouls, the Chinese have a holiday to honor the departed spirits of the underworld. There are many ghosts in Chinese culture; they have been worshipped by the Chinese for a few thousand years. While many people believe in ghosts,...

“Rigodon de Honor” is Very Much Alive in Tampa, Florida

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Since 1991, the Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc. held it's annual grand "SAMPAGUITA CHARITY BALL" at their magnificent Bayanihan Arts & Events Center in Tampa, Florida. The $125 per person event has made it a point to present the grand "Rigodon de Honor," a tradition in the Philippines performed during town fiestas and at the Malacanang Presidential Palace...

Japan Summer Festival Goes Virtual for 2020

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Consulate-General of Japan in Miami Virtual Summer Festival series
The COVID-19 has affected a number of Asian festivals. This year, virtual is the way to go. A little over three months ago, Asia Trend hosted the first virtual event: Asian Cultural Expo Virtual Showcase on social media. Last month, the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami hosted a Virtual Summer Festival to showcase the performers of traditional Japanese arts throughout...

Special Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival

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Starbucks Singapore Mooncake Assorted Gift Box
Around this time every year, many bakeries in the world offers oven fresh moon cake. This is because we’re approaching the Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋節 on 10/1/2020. Starbucks mooncakes are back once again to celebrate the mid-autumn festivities. Instead of going traditional mooncake flavors, Starbucks' Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau are offering them in modern flavors with limited-edition boxes...

Preserving The Philippine Culture in America is Alive and Well in Tampa, Florida

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It is believed that there are many very good Philippine dance groups all over the United States supervised by talented former dancers themselves who have settled in the U.S. Most of these groups are not funded by any government grants except a few, yet they survive because the directors and choreographers dedication sacrifices every weekend with no...

CAACF Duanwu Dragon Boat Festival postponed until 2021

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The Chinese American Association of Central Florida (CAACF) and CHARGE Dragon Boat Club made the decision to cancel the 2020 Duanwu Dragon Boat Festival on June 27 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The precautions advised by the Florida Department of Health and Prevention to limit possible transmission of the virus. https://youtu.be/k1KvaDQ9Af4

Doppa Festival – resilience in uncertainty

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May 5 marks the Uyghur Doppa Festival or Doppa Day. A Doppa is a four cornered hat traditionally worn by the Turkic of peoples of Central Asia and East Turkestan. Often brightly studded or embroidered with a distinctly Islamic and Turkic aesthetic, they are a point of pride for the Uyghurs of East Turkestan.

FusionFest 2019 is coming up on November 30 & December 1!

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FusionFest is coming back to downtown Orlando on Thanksgiving weekend. Come share a smile and your heritage and “you may discover just how different other people really aren’t!” Discover the world through interactive experiences and contests for food, fashion, spoken word, music, dance, short films and more. https://www.facebook.com/FusionFestOrlando/videos/713683815811028/

29 YEARS OF PRESERVING THE PHILIPPINE CULTURE

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The Philippine Performing Arts Company, Inc. (PPAC) and the INDAK PAMBATA Children's Dance Group of Tampa, Florida that was established and incorporated as a not for profit, publicly supported, tax-exempt organization on August 21, 1991 is celebrating their 29 years in existence next year. The company's primary mission is to present to the public the Philippine culture...
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