Annual event by CACC celebrates Chinese history and culture.
Food, crafts, dancing, and a little karaoke – the upcoming Chinese Festival in Hockessin has it all.
The Chinese American Community Center, 1313 Little Baltimore Road, Hockessin, will host its annual three-day Chinese Festival from Friday, June 22 to Sunday, June 24.
According to a press release, the Chinese Festival “celebrates the rich diversity of Chinese culture in the Greater Wilmington region. Through featured exhibits, gourmet food, and cultural performances, this fun-packed family event attracts thousands every year.”
This year's Chinese Festival features an exhibit on Chinese traditional medicine that will explore history, philosophy, and methods of several forms including: herbology; acupuncture; cupping therapy; scraping therapy; and qigong exercising.
The exhibit will also include onsite subject-matter trained specialists and knowledgeable individuals who will conduct demonstrations and field questions, according to the release.
New this year is a Karaoke Pavilion where guests can put their vocal prowess to the test by crooning their favorite songs.
Popular interactive activities also return this year. Visitors can learn how to use and write Chinese characters from expert calligraphers. The CACC Cooking Club will teach visitors how to make some traditional and delicious Chinese dishes. And guests also can learn how to make a dough figurine, a traditional Chinese folk art.
The festival also features cultural performances and demonstrations including Dragon Dance, Lion Dance, Folk Dance, Tai Chi, Cooking, and Kung Fu. Featured performer for 2018 is Yang Xiao Di, a Chinese circus performer, who is a master juggler.
The food court is also a huge attraction for visitors, where authentic Chinese cuisine is served, including CACC’s signature dish – Peking Duck Mini Wraps. Guests can sample home cooked dishes, snacks and refreshments.
CACC is a non-profit organization serving the greater Wilmington and Southeastern Pennsylvanian communities since 1982 with the vision of promoting the exchange and integration of Chinese and American cultures.