Join Folkmoot for a Friendship Dinner celebrating the Lunar New Year on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, located in the Historic Hazelwood School at 112 Virginia Avenue in Waynesville.
Lunar New Year, commemorated in China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Mongolia and Tibet, is observed February 5 – February 19, 2019 at the turn of the lunisolar calendar, a calendar based on both the moon phase and the time of the solar year. It is known as “Spring Festival” in modern China. 2019 is the “Year of the Pig” and is predicted to bring health, wealth and happiness to those who avoid conflicts and excessive gambling. Some spiritual pundits suggest that the Year of the Earth Pig is also a great time to love bacon.
Folkmoot’s Lunar New Year Dinner is hosted by Chinese language students and their teachers. Guests at this celebration will learn about the various cultures of Asia and enjoy a music and dance performance and traditional Chinese foods including dumplings, bam bam chicken, garlic broccoli and Yangzhou style fried rice. Participants will have an opportunity for Chinese paper cutting, calligraphy, origami and language lessons.
Limited seating is available. Please purchase Lunar New Year tickets in advance by calling 828.452.2997 or purchasing electronically, at Folkmoot.org. Parking is available in the back of the Folkmoot building for year-round events.
Folkmoot’s year-round programming initiatives have been made possible by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation.
Folkmoot is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating many cultures in one community.