Saturday, May 21 2022

The Asia-Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) will host its largest annual event, the 24th Annual Asia-Pacific New Year Celebration, in person at the McGavick Conference Center in Lakewood, Washington on February 19, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Each year they feature a different country or culture as their host, and this year they feature China with its rich history and heritage. This annual event honors and celebrates the vibrant cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands that the APCC serves and represents here in Greater Puget Sound.

Audiences will see demonstrations from China, as well as Guam, the Philippines, Fiji, Vietnam, Korea, Thailand, Samoa, Japan and many other countries. Everyone who attends this one-day event will experience folk music and dancing, exciting martial arts, delicious cuisine, and many other wonderful cultural presentations. Attendees can visit numerous resource booths, cultural exhibits, food booths, and a variety of vendor tables. This is a FREE family event for all ages.

The day begins with the colorful drumming of all nations during the opening ceremony. Then, throughout the day, audiences will see Hawaiian dance from Halau Naniloa Mana’oakamai Okeala Akua, Korean drums from Morning Star, traditional dance from the Indonesian Cultural Association, Pierce College Taiko Drum Corps, and more. Moreover. For more details, please visit the APCC website at www.APCC96.org.

The APCC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that represents and serves 47 countries with a mission to “connect communities and generations through arts, culture, education and business”. Washington is a wonderful kaleidoscope of races and ethnicities with over 952,000 Asian or Pacific Islander people. The 24th Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration is a way for the APCC to proudly honor the Asia Pacific people of our community.

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