Art & Heritage Partnerships
The Asian Festivals of Washington State project was a collaborative work of leaders in the Hmong, Indian, and Japanese-American communities and Jack Straw Cultural Center, Washington State Arts Commission/Folk Arts and the Ethnic Heritage Council.
The resulting three 20-page booklets explore the holiday traditions of three different Asian festivals: Diwali: the Indian Festival of Lights, the Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival, and the Hmong New Year. Complete with numerous photos and maps, these books feature information on the music, dance, handicraft and culinary traditions of these cultures. These booklets have already been used extensively as curriculum guides for several grade levels.
Diwali: Indian Festival of Lights
The Hmong New Year
Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival
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