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Kunming Chinese New Year Celebration

Denver Sister Cities’ Kunming Committee moved its annual Chinese Lunar New Year celebration online this year, providing a free, hour-long program on February 20th. The Committee enjoyed creating its first virtual event and was pleased so many attended. The celebration featured several videos from the Sister City office in Kunming, including one on how to prepare Crossing the Bridge Noodles, a celebrated, regional specialty of Yunnan Province.

Master Calligrapher Harber Chang demonstrated how to make a Chinese couplet, the talented Si Wu delighted everyone with her guzheng performance of a 2,500+ year old classic music piece, Chinese language instructor Peg- gy Liu explained how the Chinese Zodiac works and characteristics of those born in the year of the Ox, and Howie Solow’s Shaolin Heng Mei Kung Fu students demonstrated martial arts. Many thanks to everyone who participated!

Looking forward, the Kunming Committee is eager to support student trips to Kunming again and to see everyone at the Empress Sea- food in 2022 for a 10-course banquet celebrating the Year of the Tiger!

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