Chinese New Year in Cleveland Year of the Snake Asia Plaza and Asian Town Center
February 9, 2013
The Year of the Snake was celebrated throughout Asia Town in Cleveland with day-long celebrations. Music, dance, Martial Arts, food, vendors, groups and, of course, a Lion Dance, were part of the festivities.
Perfomaces at Asia Plaza include the Kwan Family Lion Dance, Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dancers and more.
In this short video, Johnny Wu explained the significance of the Year of the Snake and told how to say Happy New Year in Mandarin.
Debbie Yue and Johnny Wu from the Cleveland Asian Festival
Kwan Family Lion Dance
Along with the performances and food, there were informational exhibits.
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
The Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dancers performance at the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration at Asia Plaza was very popular with the audience.