Okinawa Lunar New Year Celebration

SOURCE: The George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum

WHAT: Okinawa Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10 AM
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 5 PM

WHERE: 701 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Family Day: Okinawa Lunar New Year

Saturday, January 28, 10 AM–5 PM
Sunday, January 29, 10 AM–5 PM

Celebrate the Lunar New Year island style. Join us on the closing weekend of the exhibition “Bingata! Only in Okinawa” for an all-ages festival that celebrates the traditions of the Ryukyu Kingdom. Enjoy traditional dance and karate demonstrations; create your own bingata pattern; and go fishing in the islands’ tropical reefs.

Performances begin at 1pm

1-hour ‘bingata’ workshops are offered for all ages on Saturday at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm

2-hour bingata workshops are offered on Sunday for adults at 11am and 2pm. Free, but reservations are required. Visit to register.

Presented in partnership with Okinawa Kai of Washington, D.C., and the Okinawa Prefectural Government. Free; no reservations required.

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