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Seattle celebrates Holi with culture and colors — Over 3800 attended and it raised a whopping $33,000 for charity!

Seattle celebrates Holi with culture and colors — Over 3800 attended and it raised a whopping $33,000 for charity!

By Upasana Kone Northwest Asian Weekly Nothing brings out the vibrancy of India like the festival of Holi. The festival represents India in its true sense, representing its colorful culture and ethos. Holi heralds the arrival of the spring season with great fervor as people smear and throw colored powder and water at each other. […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Features 12, Profiles, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

Celebrating in Bellevue Square — The Bellevue Collection Third Annual Lunar New Year Festival

Celebrating in Bellevue Square — The Bellevue Collection Third Annual Lunar New Year Festival

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Drums beat and cymbals crash. Lion dancers move in sinuous steps, leap and kick to a rapt audience. Last weekend, The Bellevue Collection celebrated the Year of the Ram with its third annual Lunar New Year festival. The event started with a performance by the South Puget Sound Chinese […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Features 10, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

Google celebrates Lunar New Year

Google celebrates Lunar New Year

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Google employees, their family and friends celebrated Lunar New Year on Wednesday, February 18th at its Kirkland campus. Employees took time from their busy days to join in celebrating the Year of the Sheep.  There were lots of young children dressed in customary Chinese dress, most in red signifying […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Features 10, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

Did you know? — Wool, dairy, and even placenta: Facts about sheep

Did you know? — Wool, dairy, and even placenta: Facts about sheep

Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Meat Sheep are multi-purpose animals, raised for their meat, milk, wool, hides, and skins. The most important product we get from sheep is meat. Meat is an important component of our diets, and lamb and mutton supply us with many of the vital vitamins and proteins we need for […]

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Lions and lettuce at the Wing — Lunar New Year celebration kicks off at Wing Luke Museum

Lions and lettuce at the Wing — Lunar New Year celebration kicks off at Wing Luke Museum

By Shane McMahon Northwest Asian Weekly As a crowd gathered on King Street, lettuce and firecrackers hung from the front of a building, two pairs of children in lion costumes prepared to dance, and the celebration of the Year of the Sheep was ready to start. On Feb. 7 the Wing Luke Museum provided Seattle’s […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Dances, drums, and dragons — UW celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

Dances, drums, and dragons — UW celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly University of Washington (UW) rang in the Chinese Lunar New Year with a gala on Feb. 6. <!–more–> The Chinese Student Association (CSA) put on the 48th annual gala. CSA is a student organization at UW that is “dedicated toward improving cultural awareness on the campus as well as […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

A celebration of food — A selection of Lunar New Year favorites

A celebration of food — A selection of Lunar New Year favorites

By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly Year after year, established traditions add continuity to celebrations, setting them apart from the things we do every day. Think of flowers during Valentine’s or decorated trees during Christmas. Anticipating the role food plays in our traditions, in particular, are often something to look forward to on special […]

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Bellevue will be celebrating the new year! — The Bellevue Collection’s Third Annual Lunar New Year Festival

Celebrate the Year of the Ram at the Bellevue Collection’s Third Annual Lunar New Year festival. This year, the family-friendly excitement includes nearly forty different performances including lion dancing, tai chi, traditional Chinese music, wushu (or kung fu), mask dancing, peacock dancing, and Chinese opera, and many others. For good luck, dim sum purveyor, Din […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

First day of the Lunar New Year is February 19 By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly For many of us in the West, things are starting to settle down now that the holidays and the festivities of the New Year are behind us. The normal routines of going back to work and school have […]

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Posted in Cultures, Features 08, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/201 Comment

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

The U.S. Postal Service welcomes the Year of the Ram by issuing the eighth of 12 stamps<!–more–> in its Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Forever stamp took place today at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco. The series will continue through 2019 with Forever stamps for the Year […]

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Posted in Cultures, Features 08, National News, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

Singles mingle at the Central Library

Singles mingle at the Central Library

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly The Central Library held its first Singles’ Dating Workshop and Dance on Aug. 2.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

PICTORIAL: Welcoming the Year of the Horse!

PICTORIAL: Welcoming the Year of the Horse!

Northwest Asian Weekly hosted the annual Children’s Parade Contest, featuring dozens of children in festive costumes — from the traditional Korean dress Hanbok to handmade horse costumes. Calligraphy, face painting booths, and other delights surrounded the park and the neighborhood. The whole Chinatown-International District was transformed into a giant, remarkable Lunar New Year festival. Photos […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Pictorials, Vol 33 No 7 | 2/8-2/140 Comments

Celebrate Lunar New Year in the ID neighborhood

Celebrate Lunar New Year in the ID neighborhood

By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly The Lunar New Year is a major holiday for the Chinese and other Asian cultures. This is the Year of the Horse.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 33 No 6 | 2/1-2/70 Comments

A look at Year of the Horse celebrities

A look at Year of the Horse celebrities

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly The Year of the Horse lands on Jan. 31. It is said to be a good year for those who are hardworking, who persevere, and who want to achieve success. Some horse traits include being popular, intelligent, talented, and kind. On the other hand, they can also be stubborn, […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Cultures, Vol 33 No 6 | 2/1-2/70 Comments

Dragon Fest 2013

Dragon Fest 2013

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Posted in Cultures, Features, Vol 32 No 29 | 7/13-7/190 Comments

American Dream — Immigrants reflect on America

American Dream — Immigrants reflect on America

“The American Dream is absolutely alive; my own experience is testament to this! The freedom

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 32 No 28 | 7/6-7/120 Comments

Month-long celebration of Korean culture comes to Pacific Northwest

Month-long celebration of Korean culture comes to Pacific Northwest

By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly What do you think when you hear kimchi, bulgogi, Psy, Chang-rae Lee,

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 32 No 25 | 6/15-6/210 Comments

Bellevue Square welcomes the Year of the Snake

Bellevue Square welcomes the Year of the Snake

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly For the second year in a row, Washington’s most racially Asian American city will be welcoming the Year of the Snake in its own way, with a festival hosted at the Center Court of Bellevue Square.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Cultures, Profiles, Vol 32 No 9 | 2/23-3/11 Comment

PICTORIAL: Leah Li crowned 2013 Miss Chinatown USA

PICTORIAL: Leah Li crowned 2013 Miss Chinatown USA

Photos by David Yu Photography

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Cultures, Features, Lifestyle, Pictorials, Profiles, Profiles, Vol 32 No 9 | 2/23-3/10 Comments

How 8 Asians exemplify (or defy!) their snake traits

How 8 Asians exemplify (or defy!) their snake traits

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly According to ancient Chinese wisdom, having a snake in the house is a good omen because it means that your loved ones

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Cultures, Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/154 Comments

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