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2015 Lunar New Year Celebrations

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Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax VA                       Pentagon City Mall, Arlington VA

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Washington DC Area Lunar New Year Celebrations


Celebrations in the area began early this month, and are still on-going. Due to the snow and winter weather conditions this year, it is advisable to call organizers in advance if there are changes in the date or time. Most of the on-going events (in italics) are from dc.about.com by Washington, D.C. Expert Rachel Cooper. Chinese New Year Parade and …

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2014 Lunar New Year in the DMV: The Year of the Horse


By Michelle Phipps-Evans Lunar New Year is the most important festival of the year in many Asian countries. The D.C. metro area will celebrate the occasion with parades, dragon dances, live musical performances, and more. This year the Lunar New Year is a 15-day event that starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year, which …

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Mulberry Stories: Conversations Between An American Daughter And Her Mother [BLOG]


This month our mother/daughter blogging duo has decided to focus on holiday traditions—or sometimes the lack thereof—around this time of year. Jian: The holiday season always makes me more homesick. Christmas music playing on the radio or coming out of shops everywhere reminds me of large family gatherings on holidays, especially around the Chinese New Year, in China. With a …

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Hai Hua’s 10th


  Hai Hua Community Center, Inc., staged its 10th Chinese New Year program at Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA. The two-day celebration Feb. 9th and 10th was a multicultural affair, with Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, and Filipino groups presenting cultural performance, demonstrations, and arts & crafts activities. The Hai Hua Community Center, founded in 1989, is located in …

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Chinese Embassy Celebrates Chinese New Year

The Chinese Embassy opened its doors Feb. 6th for its annual Chinese New Year celebration. Over 600 Chinese Americans, community leaders, business owners, Chinese students and embassy staff gathered for traditional, authentic Chinese fare. Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yesui and Madame Chen Naiqing welcomed guests wearing festive garb. Zhang made one his last speeches here before before heading back to China, …

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Members of the area’s Chinese American community celebrated Chinese Lunar New Year 4711 on Feb. 10 in Chinatown. The annual New Year event is sponsored by The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, a group representing 30 Chinese-American organizations throughout the Greater Washington area. Over 40,000 people attended the festival and parade that featured traditional Chinese Dragon Dance, Kung Fu demonstrations, live …

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