Lunar New Year Highlight in Florida 2019

Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival coming Feb 17 2019
The Lunar New Year of 2019 falls on February 5th (Tuesday), and the festival will last to February 19th, about 15 days in total. 2019 is a Year of the Pig according to the Chinese zodiac. Lunar New Year dates vary slightly between years, but it usually comes during the period from January 21st to February...

Starbucks Launches Year of the Pig Mug and More

Starbucks 12 Zodiac mugs
With a history that dates back more than 4,000 years, Lunar New Year is one of the world’s grandest and most significant cultural celebrations. It's a time to sweep out the old and bring in the new with family gatherings, celebrations and the exchanging of gifts. Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring...

Thousands Turn Out for 2018 Asian Cultural Expo in Orlando

Asian Cultural Expo 2018
On October 13th, Asian Cultural Expo 2018 drew nearly 4,000 people to Bill Frederick Park At Turkey Lake to celebrate Asian art, music, dance, food, and drink. The 9th annual Asian Cultural Expo began at 10 AM with welcoming remarks by emcee Yuni Sakurada, followed by the “Dotting of the Eye” ceremony by Director General David Chien, Taipei Economic &...

Orlando Japan Festival Returns November 4

The 100-drummer Taiko drumming performance at the Orlando Japan Festival
Celebrating its 18th year, the free festival offers fun for guests of all ages ORLANDO, Fla. (October 2, 2018) – The Japan Association of Orlando (JAO) presents its 18th annual Orlando Japan Festival on Sunday, November 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, located at 69 Lakeshore Blvd. in Kissimmee. The festival offers free admission and fun for...

Asia Trend Asian Cultural EXPO continues to promote diversity

Asian Cultural EXPO
Orlando, FL - Asia Trend Magazine is proud to present the 9th Annual Asian Cultural EXPO to showcase the culture of Asia on October 13, 2018 at Turkey Lake at Bill Frederick Park.  Come experience and honor the wonders of Asian culture through exhibitions, performances, and workshops! Asian Cultural EXPO will be held together with the Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival which...

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival Everyone!

Mid-Autumn Festival
In Chinese: “中秋節” pronounced as Zhong Qiu Jie In Japanese: 月見(つきみ) In Korean: 추석 (Chu sok) In Vietnamese: Tết Trung Thu The Mid-Autumn Festival has been welcomed as one of the most significant occasions in other Asian countries such as China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, etc. In each nation, the festival has a particular meaning which leads to its different celebration. The Mid-Autumn Festival...

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....

Vietnamese Dance Troupe Spends New Year Away from Home

Thuyen May Productions
Back in February, Thuyen May Productions celebrated Lunar New Year in a special way—away from home. Traveling approximately 600 miles from Orlando, Florida to Raleigh, North Carolina with seven families in tow, Thuyen May Productions had their first out-of-state performance to ring in the Year of the Dog. For many, it was the first time traveling for such an...

Thousands celebrate Lunar New Year at Dragon Parade

Dragon Parade 2018
This year, 2018, is the year of the dog! In the Chinese Zodiac, the dog is prized for its loyalty and honesty, traits that are great to have and are definitely worth honoring. In Orlando we are fortunate enough to have the "Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival", an annual event put together by Mills 50 -  City of Orlando Mainstreet...

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,...
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