Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Culture

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...

Korean Culture Summer Camp & Korean Food Festival keeps Korean culture alive

Korean Culture Summer Camp & Korean Food Festival
Korean American Association of Central Florida hosted the 2nd annual Korean Culture Camp at the Orlando Korean Presbyterian Church from July 15th to July 19th followed by the Korean Food Festival on July 19th at the Eastmonte Civic Center. The purpose of the camp is to provide Korean cultural education to the Korean Americans at the Greater Orlando area. (Several) overseas teachers from Korea spent a week...

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...

Central Florida Community celebrates Duanwu Festival with Dragon Boat Races & Dumplings

Duanwu Festival
This has been my third time participating and being a part of Asia Trend. This time, it was during the Duanwu Festival, a cultural experience that is celebrated all over the world and praised to this day as being exceptionally important to those who compete and join in on the fun of the festivities. Dragon Boat racing is an intensive, cooperative, and social sport....

Join the University Florida for “Celebrate Japan” Weekend March 18 to 20

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 16, 2016) – Guests of all ages are invited to the University of Florida for “Celebrate Japan,” a three-day festival featuring a screening of “Always Sunset on 3rd Street,” traditional Japanese music and dance performances, Taiko drumming, a speech and skit contest and more. Hosted in part by the UF Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures,...

CHRISTMAS illumination in Tokyo Midtown Starlight Garden

CHRISTMAS illumination in Tokyo Midtown Starlight Garden
Tokyo Midtown’s annual Christmas celebration returns with the same theme as last year “Someone is somebody’s Santa Claus” – presumably because they’d like you to buy something from one of the high end shops in the Galleria shopping center. The highlight of the event – as always – is the “Starlight Garden”.  The 2,000m² midtown park square (behind the complex)...

“Hina-matsuri” —Doll Festival (Girls’ Day)

Girls’ Day = Doll Festival is called Hina-matsuri which is celebrated on March 3rd. In old times, people displayed peach blossoms to purify the environment (to get rid of evil spirits) in the peach blossom season. Another custom was that girls floated straw dolls or paper dolls down a river or streams to the sea to purify themselves. Those dolls...

Kaleidoscopic Perspectives: AAHC 2017 Asian Cultural Festival

AAHC Asian Cultural Festival 2017
On May 27, 2017, the Asian American Heritage Council (AAHC) hosted their 2017 Asian Cultural Festival, an immersive cultural experience of taste, sights, and sounds. This annual festival commemorates May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and features related international food, multi-cultural entertainment, hands-on activities, cultural goods, and festivities at the core of Orlando Fashion Square Mall. Snaking through...

Manish’s Zodiac Signs Predictions – Nov 2015

Horoscopes
Aries (21 March – 19 April) - You’ll start the month with a need to establish some self control in order to achieve your goals, but this will have impact on your social life, as you’ll be inclined to be a little willful with your friends and family. Romance might hit a rocky spot but when you stop being fearful...

Society and Culture: Orlando’s Japan Festival and Its Unique Social Experience

Orlando Japan Festival 2015
This was my first time at Orlando's Japan Festival, and it was nothing short of extraordinary. Upon arrival, the energy and interest in the event was obviously apparent. Between the two roads, filled booths of all types, loomed the large main stage in the center where the performances took place. The amount of attendees was remarkable but what was...
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