February 22, 2016
Last Thursday evening, our intern, Betsy Quitugua, attended a Chinese New Year Celebration at the Lan Su Chinese Garden.
The Lan Su Chinese Garden recently underwent renovations. February 8th was the grand re-opening of the Garden, followed by the first of many celebrations of the Lunar New Year. This year is the Year of the Monkey.
It was Betsy’s first time visiting Portland’s Chinese Garden, and she was delighted to learn more about traditional Chinese culture and to celebrate the New Year.
She participated in numerous activities, including bookmark decorating, making a wish upon the Chinese Wishing & Money Tree, Chinese calligraphy, and reading Lantern Riddles.
Betsy also had the opportunity to chat with Lan Su’s outgoing and incoming Executive Directors, Jane DeMarco and Lisa James.
The eventful evening ended with a remarkable dragon dance performance by the Portland Lee’s Association.
Check out Lan Su Chinese Garden’s website to learn more about the beautiful garden.