Chapel Hill LIGHTUP Festival 2017

Chapel Hill LIGHTUP Festival 2017
Posted on 02/16/2017

We were honored to help sponsor the Inaugural LIGHTUP Lantern Festival in Chapel Hill on Jan 28th, the first day of the ancient Chinese lunar calendar also known as Spring Festival. The Festival was a huge success, with more than 10,000 visitors to University Place!
About 2,000 lanterns were decorated, about 1,500 pieces of cultural crafts of 20 different kinds were made at booths hosted by the Chinese School and its volunteers, about another 1,000 pieces of cultural/hands-o...n crafts of variety were made at booths hosted by other organizations.
More than 40 cultural performances and shows entertained thousands in the audience.
LIGHTUP Parade concluded the day with people coming together and a strong message shouting out loud
Such a wonderful way to bring the community together in unity!

The Jan. 28 festival will bring dragon dances, art, music and food to University Place in celebration of Chapel Hill’s diverse cultures.