Lunar New Year Celebrations Kick Off
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) teamed up with The Children’s Museum of Houston to host Lunar New Year celebrations on Saturday at the Children’s Museum with a host of cultural and art and craft activities with a diverse group of parents and children.
APAHA was formed in 1992 to ‘promote awareness and increase understanding of the Asian/Pacific American culture and its diversity through education and celebration, focusing on May, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), and continuing throughout the year.’ This non-profit organization’s main mission is to recognize and promote the accomplishments of Asian/Pacific Americans and their ethnic heritage through education and cultural celebrations.
The event on Saturday witnessed a good turnout with children from various backgrounds involved in learning different cultures. APAHA volunteers indulged with the parents and children in various craft activities like: henna hand art, origami, lei making, lantern making and Chinese calligraphy. Traditional Lion dance and martial arts were also performed at the children’s museum auditorium.
Various activities will be continued to celebrate the Lunar New Year for more details visit www.apaha.org.
Lights Camera Action Houston Society News Host Ruchi Mukherjee was there to capture all the details for North American Channel TV Asia, video to follow soon.