Celebrating Chinese New Year In Manhasset

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The Chinese American Association of North Hempstead and the Manhasset community came together to celebrate the Year of The Pig at the Manhasset Public Library on Feb. 10.

There was much music and dancing and young children were attired in colorful Chinese silk jackets and dresses to celebrate. As is customary, the Chinese dragon came to visit and toured the library, much to the delight of patrons.

Celebrated by more than 20 percent of the world’s population, Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the most important holiday to the Chinese, as well as to other Asians, including Koreans and Vietnamese.
There was traditional Chinese storytelling and hand-crafted paper cuttings, as well as Chinese calligraphy. The annual event is a favorite in Manhasset and as usual, was standing room only.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.

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