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Lunar New Year Celebration
February 10 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 am
The Lunar New Year 2019 celebrates the Year of the Earth Pig (also refered to as the Boar in Japanese and Tibetan traditions). In Korean traditions it is the year of the Goat and Sheep. Come and celebrate Asian New Year traditions with the whole family at the Museum of International Folk’s Annual Lunar New Year Celebration! Fun for all ages. Free Admission
- Lion Dance performance and parade at 1:30 and 3:30
- Mocha Tsuki Rice Cake Pounding presentation by Santa Fe JIN
- Hands on art making: paper lanterns and paper drums
Lion Dance preformance by the Quang Minh Buddhist Temple Youth Group of Albuquerque. They are non-profit lion dance troupe. “All funds raised by the youth group areused to further the teachings of Buddhism and Vietnamese language and culture to the community. Quang Minh Buddhist Youth Group was founded in 1996, and is still going 15 years strong. Our lion dance troupe has been the finest and oldest team around for over a decade. Join us for one of our energy filled performances, and experience the history and tradition! We perform year around. Bringing good luck and fortune to any event.”
Santa Fe JIN joins us in their second year with their wildly popular Mocha Tsuki Rice Cake Pounding presentation. See how traditional moche is made! “The purpose of Santa Fe JIN is to introduce the unique culture of Japan and to provide opportunities for those who wish to participate in the cultural diversity of Santa Fe. Our activities focus on creating a platform for multicultural communications in Northern New Mexico. We aim to promote understanding of Japanese traditions and practices through hosting fun and educational programs, the most prominent being that of the Japanese Cultural Festival (Matsuri). We also encourage cultural exchanges to expand the relationship between Santa Fe and Japan for further mutual understanding.”
Join us as we celebrate the Year of the Pig. Those born in the year of the Pig are considered: diligent, compassionate, and generous. They have great concentration: once they set a goal, they will devote all their energy to achieving it. Though Pigs rarely seek help from others, they will not refuse to give others a hand. Pigs never suspect trickery, so they are easily fooled. General speaking, Pigs are relatively calm when facing trouble. No matter how difficult the problems are Pigs encounter, they can handle things properly and carefully. They have a great sense of responsibility to finish what they are engaged in.
- February 10
6:00 am - 9:00 am
- Museum of International Folk Art
- (505) 476-1200