Monday, February 19, 2007

Chinese New Year in Florida

Local adopted Chinese children celebrate their heritage and New Year
DAVIE -- A group of South Florida moms and dads rang in the Year of the Pig with their adopted children at a festive picnic on Sunday.

The Chinese New Year celebration at Robbins Park in Davie had a little bit of everything -- a bounce house, Chinese food and a Kung Fu demonstration by Beijing Wushu Academy.

While most of the children enjoyed playing barefoot on the grass and flying their colorful kites, the families who belong to the South Florida Asia Group said the event was more of a reunion and a link to Chinese culture.

"If the children know about their heritage they won't think this is anything unusual,'' said Dawn Cope, 42, of Kendall, who came out to the picnic with her husband Jacob, 54, and her 4-year-old, Lily.


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