The Dragon Boat Festival is a national holiday in China and the 16th Annual International Dragon Boat Festival will take place in Kansas City on the Country Club Plaza’s Brush Creek this Saturday, June 11th from 10:00am – 2:30pm. Originally to honor a third century Chinese poet, this cultural connection event promotes international friendship through exciting boat races on traditional Chinese boats.
Theresa and Rebecca Ng from Bo Lings recently took part in an interview along with John Phillips and Jan Armstrong from the Society for Friendship with China, as well as special guest Teresa Chien, Chair of the Xi’an Sister City Committee and President of the Society for Friendship with China.
Jackie Nguyen from Cafe Cà Phê led the conversation for One Kansas City Radio’s “Change Makers – Kansas City” series about this popular event recounting the origins, what this holiday means to Asian families, the tradional dish of rice dumplings (zongzi) and maybe a few blooper stories of how some racers have ended up in the water over the years.
Irvzila’s Hawaiian Grill will be on hand serving food and drink from their food truck.
Please enjoy listening to this lively conversation and we hope to see you on Saturday cheering on the teams!
Our team was fortunate to sit down last week with Jackie Nguyen, owner extraordinaire of Cafe Cà Phê, Kansas City’s first Vietnamese coffee shop, for a discussion on multi-cultural Asian traditions surrounding the Lunar New Year. This discussion was part of One Kansas City Radio’s “Change Makers – Kansas City” show with owner Theresa Ng, partner Nicole Ortiz along with daughter Rebecca Clark joining in on the conversation of family traditions in China, Malaysia and Vietnam during the most important holiday of the year. This holiday actually lasts two weeks and culminates with the Lantern Festival on February 15.
It was such a unique opportunity for these long time and new local Asian entrepreneurs to share in educating listeners with a personal glimpse into their traditions. Please sit back and enjoy listening to this fascinating discussion.
Bo Lings is celebrating the Year of the Rat with menus full of auspicious choices to bring in the New Year.
These special menus will be available from January 25 to February 8, in keeping with the tradition of celebrating the two-week holiday, also known as the Spring Festival. In order to ensure a healthy and prosperous year, a different activity or tradition is followed daily and culminates with the Lantern Festival which starts on February 8. Come celebrate with us!
Chinese New Year officially starts on February 5th and following Chinese tradition, the festivities are celebrated for two full weeks.
2019 is the Year of the Pig, a year destined to be full of joy, friendship and love! Kick-off the New Year early by celebrating at one of several area events filled with cultural activities, performances and Bo Lings cuisine.
As if that isn’t enough fun, the New Year’s opportunities continue with the Year of the Monkey, the Red Fire Monkey, to be exact. The Lunar Chinese New Year begins on February 8, 2016 and lasts fifteen days. If you happen to fall under the Monkey sign, you are intelligent, energetic and known for flexibility! Look for specialty menus and items at a Bo Ling’s near you to properly acknowledge the Lunar Chinese New Year! Our Plaza restaurant will feature a multi-course menu with options for larger sized parties and groups.
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We will feature auspicious foods to be enjoyed during the New Year for fifteen days only, with a full specialty menu available at the Plaza! From February 8th – 22nd, try a delicious and festive meal with friends or family to ring in the Lunar New Year the right way.
In Johnson County, there is also an annual celebration at JCCC featuring an array of activities for young and older alike! Brought to you by the KU Confucius Institute, the KCCAA and the Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation, you may participate by purchasing tickets through http://www.kccaa.org/. Visit their site for further information!