A Chinese New Year Celebration in Boca Raton Florida

Boca Raton hosted a Chinese New Year Festival at Mizner Park last weekend.  The town has announced that it will be a yearly event.  It featured performers from the The Chinese Association of Science, Education and Culture of South Florida (CASEC) and the Anhui Huangmei Opera Theater in China.

Chinese News Year Festival

I was lucky to have gone to the Bejing Opera House many years ago and looked forward to enjoying this colorful spectacle.  For many Chinese as well as other attendees, this probably was the first time they had the opportunity to experience anything quite like Chinese Opera.

Chinese News Year Festival

The performers were outstanding and the costumes were authentic,  beautifully decorated and very colorful.

Chinese News Year Festival

The children were enthralled as they lined up along the stage to take photo’s with their phones.  For those of us who don’t understand Chinese I’m sure found ourselves wondering what the excerpts from the plays and opera were all about, but it didn’t matter because the performances were magical.

Chinese News Year Festival

I was photographing as two Chinese men told me the story that was being played out. The traditional dragon dance was the hit of the evening.

Chinese News Year Festival

Enough said it is better to view the beautiful costumes and performers, so put this event on your calendar for next year.

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~ by Patricia Turo on February 18, 2013.

One Response to “A Chinese New Year Celebration in Boca Raton Florida”

  1. I once lucked into Chinese New Year when I was in SF and have wanted to be part of the festivities again. It’s definitely going on my calendar.

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