International District http://www.kplu.org en Lunar New Year celebrations kick off this weekend http://www.kplu.org/post/lunar-new-year-celebrations-kick-weekend <p>The weekend brings the first of many planned Lunar New Year celebrations around the region. Many Asian cultures mark the event with colorful festivals, parades and performances, including the Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tibetan and Mongolian communities, among others.</p><p>The Chinese celebrations often include the dramatic Lion and Dragon dances. Many of the region's events are centered around children and family activities:</p><p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 18:53:25 +0000 KPLU News Staff 668 at http://www.kplu.org Lunar New Year celebrations kick off this weekend