Today is Lunar New Year, the first day of the lunar calendar, celebrated by those who are Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and of other ethnicities. The holiday, which lasts 15 days, brings families together in celebration. The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber will host a Lunar New Year Gala on Friday, February 12, featuring vocal, dance, drum and Chinese instrumental performances. The organization’s goal is to bridge the gap between business communities of Greater China and of Greater Cincinnati, and to promote more Asian-American diversity.
Joining us to talk about the Lunar New Year, the gala and the work the chamber is doing are Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tessa Xuan and Board Member and Chair of the Chinese Chamber's Young Professional (YP) Network and the Chair of the 2016 Lunar New Year Gala, Rufan Li.