Tuesday, April 16, 2024

2016 Central Florida Duanwu Festival

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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,...

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

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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...

The Taiwanese Turtle and the Betel Nuts

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Once upon a time in the Island of Taiwan … A turtle had a happy life living in a green and orange rugged field, eating lettuce and carrots. One day, the turtle went for a walk...

Indians celebrate Diwali with performances, fireworks in Taipei

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Hundreds of people on November 5th attended Diwali celebrations in Taipei organized by the de facto Indian embassy, enjoying fireworks and traditional music, food and cultural performances. Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights,...
Mukushin-ryu Kacchu Kumitachi Seminar

Mukushin-ryu Kacchu Kumitachi Seminar

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On Nov. 2 the Rising Sun Dojo held their annual Mukushin-ryu Bujutsu Seminar at the Shindai Dojo in Orlando. This year the seminar was kacchu kumitachi – sword combat while in full armor. Teaching the seminar was Ohashi Kenshin, sensei –...

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...

Fifth Annual Central Florida Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival

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The Fifth Annual Central Florida Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival has returned to ring in the Year of the Monkey, bringing unity and solidarity among the Asian American community as well as...

Discover This Drink: Makgeolli

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Makgeolli is traditional Korean rice wine that is gaining its popularity in Korea among Generation X and Millennials (those who are born in 1965-1993). The native drink to Korea, has been around since...
Gion Matsuri

Gion Festival in Kyoto

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In summer, a variety of festivals are held across Japan, but the month-long festival of "Gion Matsuri" in July, Kyoto, is one of the oldest and most renowned. The “Gion Matsuri” is counted amongst...

Celebrate the 2021 Lunar Chinese New Year with LEGO

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Feb 12, 2021, will begin the Year of the Ox and to celebrate, a new LEGO set will be released to celebrate the Year Of The Ox. LEGO has been producing these cute little models of the...
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