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New Year feasts from around Asia

New Year feasts from around Asia

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly There are a lot of things to prepare when celebrating the Lunar New Year (as opposed to the Solar New Year, which is overrated), but perhaps the most important is the food.

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 32 No 6 | 2/2-2/80 Comments

A Vietnamese Thanksgiving

A Vietnamese Thanksgiving

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly The Vietnamese in the United States can easily identify with the Thanksgiving story.

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 31 No 48 | 11/24-11/300 Comments

Hu plig: Calling of the soul to celebrate Hmong New Year — Hmong welcome the New Year

Hu plig: Calling of the soul to celebrate Hmong New Year — Hmong welcome the New Year

By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly “Nyob zoo xyoo tshiab!,” Hmong for “Happy New Year,” echoed through the halls of  the Seattle Center Armory as hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the Hmong New Year on Saturday, Nov. 3.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 46 | 11/10-11/162 Comments

Asian traditional arts flourish locally

Asian traditional arts flourish locally

By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly The transition to America is difficult for many immigrants and their family members. Many immigrants in the Northwest have brought over treasured traditional arts and cultural practices and have preserved them for future generations. Seattle alone has the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience and the […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 27 | 6/30-7/61 Comment

A delegation to Chongqing slated for March

A delegation to Chongqing slated for March

By Scott Heinlein and Sandy Marvinney For Northwest Asian Weekly In the works is a business, civic, and cultural delegation to Chongqing, Seattle’s sister city, a booming metropolis on the Yangtze River and the gateway to southwest China. The March 18–23 program, “Seattle Week in Chongqing,” reciprocates a May 2011 visit by a Chongqing delegation […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 31 No 6 | 2/4-2/100 Comments

A Parade of Dragon Kids

A Parade of Dragon Kids

On Jan. 28, families from all over the Greater Seattle area came down to the Chinatown-International District for its annual Lunar New Year festival. Featured were lion and dragon dances, drumming, food from local restaurants, and a children’s parade and costume contest. All photos taken by George Liu/NWAW

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 31 No 6 | 2/4-2/100 Comments

Year of the Dragon 2012

Year of the Dragon 2012

Whoa and wow! — 30 years of challenges and wonders A narrative: What does Lunar New Year mean? Where do red envelopes come from? Tiger Mother introduces her paperback, tries taming critics

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Cultures, Profiles, Vol 31 No 5 | 1/28-2/31 Comment

A Lunar New Year winter wonderland

A Lunar New Year winter wonderland

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 31 No 5 | 1/28-2/30 Comments

Where do red envelopes come from?

Where do red envelopes come from?

By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Firecrackers, feasts, and exhilarating lion dances — Chinese New Year has many interesting traditions. However, one of the most appealing traditions, especially for young ones, is the red envelopes.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 31 No 5 | 1/28-2/30 Comments

A narrative: What does Lunar New Year mean?

A narrative: What does Lunar New Year mean?

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly As early as I can remember, I loved firecrackers.

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 31 No 5 | 1/28-2/30 Comments

The little-known history behind your favorite Chinese New Year foods

The little-known history behind your favorite Chinese New Year foods

By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly With the Lunar New Year approaching, Asians around the world are looking forward to a variety

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 31 No 4 | 1/21-1/270 Comments

9 things to do in Seattle with your guests during the holidays

9 things to do in Seattle with your guests during the holidays

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly How do you entertain your out-of-town friends and family during the holidays? The best way is to present them programs and entertainment with a Northwest flair.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 30 No 51 | 12/17-12/230 Comments

How to not be a Grinch and enjoy a non-religious Christmas (while saving money)

How to not be a Grinch and enjoy a non-religious Christmas (while saving money)

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I love Christmas. Yes, I do. I know I am stepping on some toes by saying this. Being the publisher of Northwest Asian Weekly, I’ve had people accuse me of not being politically correct when I wish others a Merry Christmas.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 30 No 50 | 12/10-12/160 Comments

Please take off your shoes when you enter my house (for Thanksgiving!)

Please take off your shoes when you enter my house (for Thanksgiving!)

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Yeah, a Thanksgiving article about etiquette is pretty exciting and cutting-edge stuff. But before

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Food, Vol 30 No 48 | 11/26-12/20 Comments

What is Halloween all about, anyway?

What is Halloween all about, anyway?

By Betty Wang Northwest Asian Weekly I still have no idea what Halloween is all about. And it’s not because this holiday has no Asian roots. My family is made up of fast learners and, so far, has had little trouble adapting to American holidays and traditions. We’re not religious, but we totally get Christmas, and […]

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Posted in Cultures, Features, Vol 30 No 44 | 10/29-11/40 Comments

ReWA celebrates with 2011 Annual Gala

ReWA celebrates with 2011 Annual Gala

The Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) held its annual gala on Sept. 16, featuring dance performances and music from around the world. The event was held at Marion McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. ReWA is a multi-ethnic, community-based organization that provides comprehensive culturally and linguistically appropriate services to refugee and immigrant communities throughout King and Snohomish […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 30 No 39 | 9/24-9/300 Comments

To sniff or not to sniff? — Public displays of affection gaining ground among Asian Americans, though some still squeamish

To sniff or not to sniff? — Public displays of affection gaining ground among Asian Americans, though some still squeamish

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly In the West, one common way to show affection is to kiss someone. In many non-English speaking Western countries, such as European or Latin American countries, people kiss one another on the cheek to show friendship, to greet, or to congratulate. In the East, however, such a gesture may […]

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Posted in Cultures, Lifestyle, Vol 30 No 32 | 8/6-8/120 Comments

Defining Thai America — Locals connect with Thai culture

Defining Thai America — Locals connect with Thai culture

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Every Sunday, Supakit (Duke) Bhuphaibool goes to Thai temple for Thai language classes. There is only one non-Thai person in attendance. But, few Thai Americans attend temple to reconnect with their culture. One Sunday a monk at the temple inquired whether Bhuphaibool is Thai.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 30 No 30 | 7/23-7/296 Comments

A parade of Lions

A parade of Lions

Click here to see the story. From July 4 through July 8, members of Lions Clubs International from all over the world gathered in Seattle for its annual convention. One of the activities members engaged in was a parade. An award-winning float came from India, which earned second place. Mainland China earned second prize in […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 30 No 28 | 7/9-7/151 Comment

Americana: Funny stories of cultural missteps from real Americans

Americana: Funny stories of cultural missteps from real Americans

Compiled by Han Bui and Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly There are a lot of hurdles that new immigrants face in the United States. Not only do most have to learn a new language, they also have to navigate through the complicated cultural differences.

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Posted in Cultures, Features, Vol 30 No 27 | 7/2-7/80 Comments

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