The first day of Chinese New Year varies every year, much like our Easter celebration does.
The Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between January 21 and February.20 . In 2021, the first day of the Chinese New Year will be on Friday, 12 February, which is the Year of the Ox..
Throughout history, Chinese Lunar New Year activities started as early as three weeks before Chinese New Year's Eve, but these days a week before is more usual, and this year, it will be celebrated on Feb 6th.at the Mercato lawn area from 11am to 4pm.
Chinese New Year is one of the most important holidays in China, and has strongly influenced Lunar New Year celebrations.
This years festival is Presented by the Asian Professionals Association of SWFL (APASWFL ) ASIA FEST 2021
This will be a fun-filled day filled with rich Asian Culture! Dancers and musicians with a wide variety of performances, Special Activities, Asian Cuisine &Vendors, Featured Guests and an Asian Parade too!
ASIA FEST 2021 is an event where different Asian communities come together and showcase crafts, performance arts, their various customs and cultures from countries and regions from Asia. These communities come together at this festival to share their Heritage!
And all proceeds go to APASWFL SCHOLORSHIPS for outstanding Asian-American Senior Students.
The Festival will showcase crafts, performances, customs & cultures from countries and ethnic regions from Asia.
Your health and safety is our PRIORITY. APASWFL is one of the elite organization that has earned the RESTART SWFL Seal of Confidence. A campaign to bring a renewed sense of confidence and prosperity to the region through which business owners pledge to adhere to a set of four standards involving health, business and ethical practices and to participate in two business or health-related discussions to earn the seal.
All attendees over 2 years of age are required to wear a mask or face shield upon entering the festival. Social distancing must be maintained. Vendors will be required to wear a mask and hand sanitizers will be available at ALL booths. Signage of safety guidelines will be available throughout the event area.
The festival will feature Alluring Multi-Cultural Dances from China, Indonesia, Turkey, Vietnam, India, Philippines, & the Pacific Islands, a Medley of Delectable Asian Cuisine, Enticing Specialty Vendors, Japanese Taiko Drummers, Traditional Lion Dancers, Martial Arts, Tai Chi Demonstration, Plus featured Special Guests, Influencers, Comedians & more. Win prizes by participating in the any of the 3 contests... the Asian Fun Fact Trivia, the Best Asian Costume and the **NEW** Best Asian Themed Mask Contest.
They encourage advance ticket purchase of $6 and have VIP entry access. Ticket sales at the event will be $7 per person over 7 years of age.
We encourage you to wear your favorite Asian Attire and Join our Parade of Cultural Pageantry by our Lovely Local Asian Beauties. The one who receives the most votes will be crowned "Ms. AsiaFest 2021". Vote for your favorite candidate ($1 per vote, after all, this is a fundraiser)!
Bring your chairs, umbrellas & beach throws. Stay a while and enjoy this day of Rich Asian Cultural Showcase. We will have activities & special treats for kids of ALL ages.
If you're interested in being a member or a volunteer, subscribe at our website www.APASWFL.org or www.FaceBook.com/AsiaFestSWFL for additional details.