Each winter, the Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute (CSCCI) holds the Chinese New Year Festival at the City Auditorium. This popular cultural event introduces the public to the fascinating history and culture of China. Merchants and artisans offer traditional Asian-inspired items, and the "Taste of China" stalls sell a variety of Chinese-themed foods and drinks.
The Main Stage performances typically include traditional dances, Kung-Fu demonstrations, fascinating yo-yo shows, and Chinese musical performances. Those willing to chill out while learning the beautiful art of calligraphy or playing mahjong and "Go" can head to the "Teahouse."
The Chinese New Year celebration in Colorado Springs 2021 goes virtual. The CSCCI official website (please, refer to the "External resources" section below) will feature videos with performances by community groups, Chinese musical concerts, Kung-Fu demonstrations, and traditional Chinese dances. The "Taste of China" section will include a dumpling lesson and a restaurant review of the traditional New Year dishes.
The virtual event is available free of charge. So get ready for the celebration and an insider's look at the fascinating Chinese culture—this year, from the comfort of your home.