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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Rockville to Celebrate Lunar New Year on Feb. 16

Celebration to Feature Dancers, Vocalists, Martial Artists and More

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 31 – Celebrate Rockville’s Asian cultures with performances, crafts and cultural displays at the city’s Lunar New Year celebration, from 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive.

The city is organizing the celebration in partnership with Rockville’s Asian Pacific American Task Force. Multicultural performances will be from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and include dance, vocal, drum and martial arts performances by the Cambodian Buddhist Society, DC Beauty of Beijing Opera, Diana Dance Arts of Washington, Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe, Golden Universe Dance Studio, Lihui Zhang Vocal Studio, Matsunaga Elementary Korean Drums, US Chinese Wushu Institute, and Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe.

In its 11th year, the Lunar New Year celebration is a source of pride for the city's Asian community and an educational opportunity for neighbors to learn about Asian culture. The celebration will mark the year 4717, the Year of the Pig on the Chinese Zodiac calendar. One in three Rockville residents was born outside the United States and 54 percent of the city’s foreign-born population was born in Asia, according to the city’s planning department.

Find additional details, as they become available, at www.rockvillemd.gov/lunarnewyear.

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Marylou Berg
Director of Communication
240-314-8105
mberg@rockvillemd.gov

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