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Lunar New Year Celebration
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Lunar New Year Celebration

February 10, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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
  • Mochi Tsuki Rice Cake Pounding presentation by Santa Fe JIN
  • Hands on art making: paper lanterns and paper drums

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!

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 Mochi 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.

About the Museum of International Folk Art: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/

Founded in 1953 by Florence Dibell Bartlett, the Museum of International Folk Art’s mission is to foster understanding of the traditional arts to illuminate human creativity and shape a humane world. The museum holds the world’s largest international folk art collection of more than 150,000 objects from six continents and over 150 nations, representing a broad range of global artists whose artistic expressions make Santa Fe an international crossroads of culture. For many visitors, fascination with folk art begins upon seeing the whimsical toys and traditional objects within the Girard Collection. For others, the international textiles, ceramics, carvings and other cultural treasures in the Neutrogena Collection provide the allure.  The museum’s historic and contemporary Latino and Hispano folk art collections, spanning the Spanish Colonial period to modern-day New Mexico, reflect how artists respond to their time and place in ways both delightful and sobering. In 2010, the museum opened the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience, where exhibitions encourage visitors to exchange ideas on complex issues of human rights and social justice. A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. 706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, NM 87505. (505) 476-1200. Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April, closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Events, news releases and images about activities at the Museum of International Folk Art and other divisions

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