Lunar New Year

Vietnamese New Year Festival

The Year of the Rooster is about to begin, and the Vietnamese Community of Clark County invites you to celebrate this auspicious year during their biggest annual cultural event, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.mm. on Saturday, Jan. 21. The event is free and open to the public, and will include live music, performances from local and professional artists, traditional dances, children’s activities, Vietnamese food, and more. The family-friendly festival will be held at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, 2921 Falk Rd. in Vancouver.

The Vietnamese lunar new year celebration is a huge annual festival in Vietnam known as Tết Nguyên Đán (or Tết for short). The phrase means “the first morning of the first day,” and it’s the most important celebration of Vietnamese culture during the entire year.

The Vietnamese Community of Clark County works to support the local Vietnamese American community and enrich Clark County’s multicultural heritage. To learn more, visit www.vncc.org.

Lunar New Year Celebration with Lion Dancers

Note from the editor: just got word from the library that this event has been canceled due to snowy/icy roads.

The Mall Library Connection invites you to a New Year celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14! No, not the regular ol’ 2017 new year, but the Lunar New Year—the Year of the Rooster—which will officially begin on Saturday, Jan. 28. This event is great for kids of all ages—plus grown-ups and older adults! There will be a traditional Chinese dancing and a spectacular martial arts demonstration with the Lion Dancers, in the indoor courtyard in front of JC Penney. There will be also be cultural activities, crafts, music, and a brief glimpse into Chinese astrology and what a Rooster year could mean for you.

The celebration is free and no registration is necessary. The Mall Library Connection  is located at 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive, Suite 285. To learn more, visit http://www.fvrl.org/loc/tm or follow The Mall Library Connection on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VanMallLibraryConnection/.

Lunar New Year Celebration

Editor’s note: Just got word from the library that this event has been canceled due to snowy/icy roads.

The Mall Library Connection invites you to a New Year celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14! No, not the regular ol’ 2017 new year, but the Lunar New Year—the Year of the Rooster—which will officially begin on Saturday, Jan. 28. This event is great for kids of all ages—plus grown-ups and older adults! There will be a traditional Chinese dancing and a spectacular martial arts demonstration with the Lion Dancers, in the indoor courtyard in front of JC Penney. There will be also be cultural activities, crafts, music, and a brief glimpse into Chinese astrology and what a Rooster year could mean for you.

The celebration is free and no registration is necessary. The Mall Library Connection  is located at 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive, Suite 285. To learn more, visit http://www.fvrl.org/loc/tm or follow The Mall Library Connection on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VanMallLibraryConnection/.