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The upcoming festival Asian World Experience at OU Tulsa will celebrate the Lunar New Year

Posted at 11:54 AM, Jan 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-19 12:58:14-05

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa is celebrating the Lunar New Year with a free festival for the whole family to enjoy next weekend.

The Asian World Experience (AWE) will provide children activities and live entertainment, including Asian traditional dances, Jiu-Jitsu, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, sword fighting and a tea ceremony. There will also be plenty of food and drinks.

OU-Tulsa has partnered with the Utsunomiya Sister City to bring a Japan booth at the festival that will feature the new Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 video game. They will offer a booth with origami-making and raise funds for the upcoming Japanese middle school delegation.

The festival falls on the first day of the Lunar New Year, January 25, which observes the beginning of the New Year on the Chinese calendar. 2020 is the Year of the Rat.

Admission for the event is free at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Learning Center. The location is 4502 E. 41st St.

It will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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