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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 by George Liu and Annisa Amalia/NWAW


Michael Hellman stands in line for the Children’s Parade as Hing Hay Park came alive last Saturday with decorations, dancing, costumes, and family fun. Although the brief rain drew some people to the nearest shelters, it did nothing to diminish the spirit of the Lunar New Year celebration. (Photo by Annisa Amalia)


The crowd watched Master David Leong with his Lion Dance team.



Lion dancers performed for Lunar New Year celebrants


Nathan and Michael Hellman join the others in line for the parade.


Children wait in line to begin the costume parade.


Siblings Chaloe, Daren, Jason, Chiyat and Chio Leung paint the stage red, black and gold.


Revealing the kids under the horse costume: Xavier, Jayden and Jessi.


Host introducing children in festive costumes. (left to right) Kaylee To, Isabel Man, Joziah “Zai Zai”, brothers Michael and Nathan Hellman.


Families celebrating the Year of the Horse


Honorable Mention winners holding their prizes


Participants posing with their Hello Panda treats


Brothers Evan and Logan Kim charming the crowd on stage in matching costumes


Logan Kim playing with stuffed panda amidst the celebration


Junelyn awarded after winning 3rd place


Tanya Woo was the Master of Ceremonies


Co-emcees Tanya Woo, right, and John Liu, right, with sponsors and winners.


Judy Lui presents the award to the second-place winner


Sponsors and judges.


Panda Express volunteers.


Siblings Knox and Charlotte Own, and Richel Deng posing on stage.


Siblings Drake and Ruby Pallaza all smiles on stage


A small panda hugs the Panda Express mascot.


Children trying to get a better view of the celebration


(left to right) Kaylin and Teagan Nguyen in ethnic costumes

Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Pictorials, Vol 33 No 7 | 2/8-2/14Comments (0)

Celebrate Lunar New Year on both sides of the lake

Celebrate Lunar New Year on both sides of the lake


The Lunar New Year celebrations start this Friday, Jan. 31, but they don’t end there. The big celebration in the International District on Saturday, Feb. 1 (see story on page 7), will be followed one week later, on Feb. 8 and 9, at Bellevue Connection’s third annual Lunar New Year Celebration at Bellevue Square’s Center Court. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 6 | 2/1-2/7Comments (0)

Astrological Predictions for 2014 – The Year of the Horse

Astrological Predictions for 2014 – The Year of the Horse

By Sun Lee Chang
Northwest Asian Weekly

Coming fast on the heels of the Year of the Snake, the Year of the Horse is stampeding through to a ruckus start on Jan. 31, 2014. There are five elements which are associated with each Chinese Zodiac animal for any given year, including wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. For 2014, this will be the Year of the Wood Horse. Read the full story

Posted in Astrology, Vol 33 No 6 | 2/1-2/7Comments (0)


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