Lantern Festival and Night Market with TAO at UCI

Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Pacific Ballroom ABCD
Address: Irvine, CA
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The Taiwanese American Organization (TAO) at UC Irvine is proud to host its 5th Annual Lantern Festival & Night Market on Sunday, April 6th, 2014 at Student Center Pacific Ballrooms ABCD. With over 50 food and game booths and live entertainment, the festival aims to bring the authenticity of Taiwan’s night markets to the campus community and also celebrate the festivities of the Lunar New Year.

Traditionally held in Taiwan on the fifteenth day of the first month of the Lunar calendar, the Lantern Festival marks the end of the Lunar New Year celebrations. It is a night where children go out to temples carrying all types of paper lanterns and families celebrate with traditional food. This year, Lunar New Year fell on Friday, January 31st.

TAO UCI once again brings the festivities over to the UCI campus, as we invite you for a night of delicious food, exciting games and activities, and amazing performances.Our numerous food booths will feature traditional Taiwanese dishes such as minced pork rice, green onion pancake, Taiwanese Sausage, steamed buns, rice dumpling, and so much more! Popular game and activity booths such as lantern painting, nerf gun shooting, and poking box will also be at the Festival so you have the opportunity to win PRIZES! And of course, come try your luck at fishing for live goldfish with paper nets! Regardless of what you come here for, you will be wowed by our wide selection of activities, food, and live performances that celebrates the Taiwanese culture!

Performance Line-Up:
– UCLA A capella
– Southern Young Tigers
– Wushu Club
– Vermillion Vocalists
– and more!

Raffle Prizes:
– IPAD Mini
– 3 DS
– Starbucks Giftcards
– Amazon Giftcards
– Target Giftcards
– and many more!

Cost: Admission is free

Tickets, however, must be purchased for food, games, and activities. Tickets can be bought on the day of at the table outside of Pacific Ballroom. Invite your friends and family and come out to celebrate this night with us! We can’t wait to see all of you there!

For more info, please visit our website or message us on Facebook!

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