Shally Wong Joanne Grant
Executive Director of Y.E.S.S. Director of Mills 50 District
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Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival in Orlando
to celebrate the Year of the Rooster on February 11, 2017
Lunar New Year is the most celebrated holiday in East Asia. Although Chinese New Year is not an official holiday in Western countries, many of the Asian organizations in America hold large celebrations and parades to share its spring festivity. Cities like Sydney, London, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco have held many successful Lunar New Year Parades that attract thousands of crowds each year.
The Year of the Rooster marks the 6th annual Central Florida Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival held in Orlando, Florida. This event has received overwhelming response from local and far away communities alike. Again this year, Asia Trend Magazine is partnering with Mills 50 (an Orlando Main Street District), R.E.A.C.H. (Recognizing Educating Asian Cultural Heritage) and Y.E.S.S. (Youth Enrichment and Senior Services) to host the Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, February 11 from 11:00am to 5:00pm at Orlando Fashion Square Mall, 3201 E. Colonial Drive.
The festival parade starts at the Anthem College Parking lot and will end at Orlando Fashion Square Mall’s front entrance (between Dillard’s & Macy’s). The Dragon Parade, which precedes the Festival, is led by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, City Commissioners Robert Stuart and Patty Sheehan and other City and County officials and features performers and representatives of numerous Asian organizations.
The parade will be followed by five hours of Spring Festivity that will take place on the lobby stage inside of the mall. The Lunar New Year Festival will feature Asian entertainment including Dragon dancing, Lion Dancing, cultural dances, martial arts, taiko drummers, arts and crafts and Asian food. In 2016, over 8500 patrons attended the event.
We would like to invite you or your organization to be part of this community event by becoming a sponsor, a vendor, or a participant. Join businesses like Amerasia Bank, Orlando Fashion Square Mall, Florida Hospital, Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), Payas Payas Payas LLP, Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce Greater Orlando, City of Orlando Families, Parks and Recreation and Universal Orlando to become our event sponsor.
For more vendor and parade information, please visit http://www.centralfloridadragonparade.org