2024 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Festival

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Get ready to be captivated by the beats of Taiko drums and the grace and beauty of traditional Asian dances. Enjoy the fun of origami and the exquisite beauty of Japanese floral arrangements. Embrace the rich heritage and diversity of the Asian American Pacific Islander community. Join us for a day filled with discovery and appreciation as we honor and celebrate these extraordinary cultures.

Cultural performances and music, bright Japanese floral arrangements, intricate Chinese art activities, and much more will fill the day from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. The Sandia National Laboratories Asian Leadership Outreach Committee and museum partner to host the 27th Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Day, celebrating the cultural traditions, ancestry, native languages, and unique experiences represented among ethnic groups from Asia and the Pacific.

Through the continuing support of the Albuquerque Chinese Happy Dance Group, Albuquerque Chinese Folk Dance Ensemble, BK Taiko, Chinese American Citizens Alliance Youth Dance Troup, Chinese Cultural Center, Ha’Aheo O Hawaii, Hindu Temple Society of NM, Ichiyo School of Ikebana, Albuquerque Chapter, Ikebana International, Chapter 41, Wayne Itokazu, Japan America Society of New Mexico Lin Martial Arts, NM Chinese School of Arts and Language, and Lili Xiao, visitors will be treated to performances including traditional dance performances, Chinese martial arts, origami, Chinese calligraphy and paper cutting, Japanese Taiko drumming and much more.

Visitors will be able to taste traditional Asian food samples provided by Talin Market. Umami Moto Food Truck will have Asian-inspired cuisine for purchase.

The event is included with paid Museum admission.

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