A Wonderful Chinese New Year Celebration Party - the Year of the Monkey
On Feb 6th, 2016, at Capital High School located in Olympia, WA, Olympia Area Chinese Association
(OACA) held a Chinese New Year celebration party. Mr. Nathaniel Jones
for Olympia City Council and Mrs. Toy kay (the funder of OACA) participated this party.
This event was opened to public. Besides OACA member families, many non-member families also enjoined this event. This year, we had 20 performances, 12 of them were presented by the students of our Olympia Chinese School, 7 were from the local Chinese community, and 1 from the students who study Chinese in the local colleges.
This party was very successful. Many sponsors, individual donors, and volunteers gave us great help and support. We highly appreciate the Business Sponsors listed at the end of this news, individual donors, and volunteers.
MANY THANKS to the individual donors:
Mr. Zhi Zhou, Mrs. Monica Lorich, Mrs. Yanghang Wang, Erik Ma, and Mrs. Bing Xu.
------- Pictures of the party -------
Mrs. Toy Kay (OACA Founder) giving speech
Mr. Nathaniel Jones for Olympia City Council giving speech
Mr. Gang Ma, Vice President of Education of OACA, presents HongBao to principals.
Mrs. Shuelan Shyu, Chinese School Principal, delivered HongBao to teachers.
The traditional Chinese Loin Dance initiated the performances. This program was presented
by Olympia Kungfu & Taichi Club - the OACA's partner providing Kungfu/Taichi class.
Mrs. Toy Kay feeding the loin.
The three loins show the New Year greeting words to audiences.
Young students demonstrated a Chinese style dance.
The youngest students (4 years old) presented two Chinese songs.
They were very cute and sang seriously.
Adults from our Chinese community presented a Tibet dance.
Another students' dance presentation
Adult dancers from our Chinese community performed a Fan Dance.
A special performance from the students and one adult.
They presented speaking, playing Chinese yoyo, and writing a Chinese sentence with Chinese Calligraphy.
Mr. Xu played a song with the traditional Chinese flute.
2 adult students sang a popular song with young students' dancing.
Adult dancers from our Chinese community performed China Beauty.
Hundreds of people were watching the performances.
2 Chinese songs were sung by students from local colleges.
They study Chinese in their colleges.
At the end of the party, Mrs. Toy Kay presented HongBao to students.
This is a very special Chinese style tradition for celebrating Chinese New Year. Normally, adults give HongBao to their parents; the grand-parents gave the HongBao to their grand-children, and the parents gave the HongBao to their unmarried child/children.
MANY THANKS TO THESE BUSINESS: