TAO Lantern Festival & Night Market at UC Irvine

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: UCI Student Center- Pacific Ballroom C & D
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=184850891546534

**For more information, please visit: http://taouci.com/lanternfestival/

Taiwanese American Organization @ UC Irvine proudly presents to you the 2011 Lantern Festival and Night Market in celebration of Chinese New Year! Come celebrate the year of the rabbit at the second annual Lantern Festival & Night Market, hosted by Taiwanese American Organization (TAO UCI) with other participating organizations including UCR TASA, USC TAO, UCI VSA, UCI Konnect, JTASA & TAP/TACL! Traditionally held in Taiwan on the fifteenth day of the first month of the Chinese calendar, the Lantern Festival marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations. It is a night where children go out to temples carrying all types of paper lanterns and families celebrate with traditional Chinese food.

We invite you for a night of delicious food, exciting games and activities, and wonderful performances! Enjoy our many food booths, including minced pork rice, tapioca milk tea, popcorn chicken, brick toast, and more! Try your luck at fishing for live fish with paper nets, mahjong bingo, or many of our other games! Decorate your own lanterns (that you can keep!) and show off the artist in you while enjoying performances from Jennifer Chung, Charlie Chang, UCI Chinese Association Dance Crew (CADC), and more! Regardless of if you come for the food, games, or performances, this is a night of guaranteed fun and culture!

::Highlights::

**Tasty Taiwanese Food & Drinks including: tea eggs, minced pork rice, Taiwanese sausages, fan tuan (Taiwanese breakfast), dry rice noodles, spicy wonton, green onion pancake, gua bao, lemon clear jelly, egg tarts, boba milk tea and MUCH MUCH MORE!

**Fun Games & Activities including: gold fishing, karaoke room,
da dan zhu, shot pong, lantern painting, calligraphy, photo booth & MUCH MORE! There will also be awesome prizes and raffle prizes given out!

**Performers: CADC, Surreal Crew, CAMA, Dance Impressions Productions, Charlie Chang, VSA’s Lion Dance Team and Jennifer Chung!

And the best part is, admission is completely free (but you must purchase tickets for food/games/activities) so just come out and celebrate with us! We can’t wait to see all of you there!

Directions:

The Lantern Festival will be located on the first floor of the Student Center in Pacific Ballroom C & D (Student Center map: http://www.studentcenter.uci.edu/files/Directory-letter.pdf)

The Student Center is labeled as building 113 on the campus map: http://today.uci.edu/pdf/UCI_10_map_campus.pdf

Parking is available at the Student Center Parking Structure which is located right across from the Student Center (labeled SCPS on the map, which is right across from building 113)

For more info, please visit our website or email us at [email protected]!

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