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Extra safety precautions made ahead of Decatur’s Lunar New Year celebrationWhile organizers take steps to ensure the safety of those who attend, they want the focus of the celebration to remain the same: family and tradition. “It’s important for our kids to embrace who they are and to know they too have a rich history – and that’s what we want,” Shin said. “This is in a small way, but at least the kids can see ‘Oh my gosh. We have good things, things to celebrate. We’re not just oppressed people. We can be proud of who we are.’”
WABE – January 24, 2023
Decatur to celebrate Lunar New Year with pan-Asian festival
A group of AAPI families in Decatur will host a pan-Asian festival this weekend, celebrating both the year of the rabbit — reflecting a majority of East Asian cultures — and the year of the cat, which some southeast Asian cultures have embraced this year.
WABE’s Christopher Alston spoke to festival organizer Han Pham about what visitors can expect from the festivities on Saturday Jan. 28, at Legacy Park in Decatur.
Decaturish – January 29, 2022
Lunar New Year Celebration held at Decatur’s Legacy Park
Decatur had its first Lunar New Year Celebration at Legacy Park on Saturday, Jan. 29. Organizer, Han Pham, a mother of two children attending City Schools of Decatur, said the celebration was a partnership of all the CSD lower elementary schools.
“It’s about educating people that this is more than just a Chinese New Year. The Lunar New Year is celebrated by lots of different cultures,” Pham said. “What we decided was to create a passport so that kids could go to each of the countries that celebrate Lunar New Year, learn a little about how they celebrate, because they celebrate differently, and get some great food too.”