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Thursday, 21 April 2011

Cambodian New Year Festival April 30 in downtown White Center [Seattle]

Photos by Adam Chovanak
The Cambodian New Year Festival is going to be in full swing on April 30 in White Center with food, music, dancing, and entertainment. This is a free public event.

22 booths, food, dancing, and music and entertainment

By Patrick Robinson
West Seattle Herald
20th April, 2011

The Cambodian New Year Festival is back again in White Center on April 30. It will take place on the block between 15th and 16th s.w. on 98th Street s.w. The festival opens at 10:30 am.

Sopha Dahn with the White Center Community Development Association said, "There will be 22 booths plus cultural dances, performances

The festival is the work of the Cambodian Cultural Alliance of Washington (CCAW), a locally founded and locally based organization in White Center.

"Our mission is to create opportunities for diverse communities to understand and appreciate traditional Cambodian art through events and other cultural activities. Our goal is to provide learning opportunities for youths about traditional Cambodian arts and culture. Our vision is to foster unity and generate interest in showcasing traditional arts and culture of Cambodia."

In addition to grants, the festival is made possible with sponsorships and donations from local businesses and individuals.

This festival is a celebration of the Cambodian New Year and to showcases one of the many unique cultures in White Center.

It is free and open to the public.

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