The Asian American Expo promotes the upcoming Chinese New Year with its own celebrations.
Written by KAREN TANG / Published January 22, 2010
The Asian American Expo blasts off the Chinese New Year with its 29th anniversary, giving Asian food an exciting look and businesses a chance to promote their products and activities.
The event was held at the Pomona Fairplex Grounds on January 16 and 17. The location was large enough to host eight hundred exhibitors and over a hundred thousand attendees, spanning through five large exhibition halls and seven stages. Every year, more than 100,000 Asian people are expected to attend this event, becoming the largest Asian trade show with different performances each hour on each stage.
This year, the Asian American Expo featured live performances from more than ten groups of entertainers and performers including live concerts from the hottest Asian singers. Guests can experience cooking demonstrations, Japanese Taiko drumming, Native Malaysian dances, Thai traditional dances, Flamingo dancing, Sambala Samba (Brazilian) dancing and ballroom dancing.
The Lakers girls also performed their cheer; other groups such as Chinese Kung Fu Institute performed Chinese martial arts, Hi-Tao Entertainment group demonstrated Chinese acrobatics, Hipo Wang sang Chinese opera, Mrs. Yu Dance Group demonstrated traditional Korean dances and The Palm Springs Jazz Group entertained the audience with their mesmerizing music. Lion and dragon dances are also performed for the Lunar New Year celebrations to kick off the New Year.
The Harvest Youth Ministry group located in our own Temple City also participated in this spectacular event by performing some dances and splendid activities. Their brilliant performance brings joy to the crowd.
“It was an amazing experience,” Temple City High School junior Vivian Chow states, “[It was both] fun and enjoyable, all the while spreading my belief in Christianity.”
Overall the Asian American Expo 2010 was a kick off event to celebrate the Lunar New Year coming up in February. Remember to mark your calendars next year to attend this fabulous event!