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Taipei Dragon Boat Display coming this weekend

The Phoenix Chinese Week will be sponsoring some crowd favorites this coming weekend including the Taipei Dragon Boat Display on Friday and Saturday. 

WELCOME! The Phoenix Chinese Week Committee, in cooperation with the City of Phoenix, the Phoenix Sister Cities, Inc. and the Phoenix Sister Cities Taipei and Chengdu Committees, is proud to present PHOENIX CHINESE WEEK 2017, a series of cultural, social and educational events highlighting the diverse heritage of an ancient culture with 5,000 years of history. Phoenix Chinese Week 2017 events will be from Jan. 29 to Feb. 18. Now in its 27th year, everyone is welcome to attend and participate in our many festive and enriching activities. Phoenix Chinese Week is

 THE FESTIVAL INCLUDES:

CHILDREN’S PAVILION Friday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Children’s Pavilion provides free children’s cultural projects. Demonstrations of Chinese calligraphy with translating names into Chinese, paper folding, folk arts, paper cutting and other arts and crafts. Children of all ages can enjoy the cultural and fun hands-on activities.

FOOD PAVILION Friday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A variety of delicious and authentic Chinese cuisine available throughout the festival. Additional varieties of food will be available. BEER GARDEN Saturday and Sunday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy the festivities and food while relaxing with an iced cold beer! Sponsored by Hensley Beverage Company.

CHINESE CULTURAL VILLAGE: CHINESE CULTURE AND HISTORY BOOTH Friday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

See 5,000 years of Chinese culture on display. Learn how to use the abacus to solve mathematical problems. Discover other inventions, including printing blocks, kites, compasses and more. Pictures, Chinese puppets, tangrams and other Chinese inventions will be exhibited. Cooking demonstrations at various times. CHINESE

 

TAIPEI DRAGON BOAT DISPLAY Friday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A traditional dragon boat for races at the mid-summer Duan Wu Festival will be displayed. Dragon boat racing, a Chinese tradition dating back 23 centuries, was to honor the poet and patriot Qu Yuan. This dragon boat is a gift from the City of Taipei, Taiwan to the city of Phoenix in honor of the historic friendship between the people of both cities developed through a Sister City relationship that spans over 38 years.

 

PHOENIX CHINESE WEEK 2017 RAFFLE DRAWING

Donation: $1 per ticket (partial proceeds will support our cultural and educational events for students, as well as scholarships for high school seniors). PRIZES: • SAMSUNG 48″ TV • (4) Lee-Lee Market $50 GIFT CERTIFICATES • $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE: courtesy of Golden Jade Jewelry • IPad • AND OTHER GREAT PRIZES! Drawing: Feb. 18 during the Chinese New Year Banquet at Great Wall Restaurant. Need not be present to win.

For more information on scheduled events please see: www.locaunite.com

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