Lunar New Year Festival and Market on 2/6! 

Lunar New Year 2022

Announcing the first annual Lunar New Year Festival Market on Sunday, February 6th 2022 at The Paper + Craft Pantry at Springdale General, and you’re invited! 

You are welcomed to ring in the new year at the Paper + Craft Pantry to celebrate Year of the Tiger while celebrating local small businesses & vendors of Asian descent to increase visibility of Asians and Asian Americans in the Austin community – especially in the small business and creative space – while also benefiting the Asian Family Support Services of Austin! You many find tickets here:  free Eventbrite tickets.

The outdoor, family-friendly community event in East Austin celebrating The Year of The Tiger is a great opportunity to support, connect with and learn about different Asian cultures, people who represent these cultures, and their respective businesses.

Lunar New Year Festival and Market details: 

  • Co-hosted by The Paper + Craft Pantry and kathyphantastic 
  • Instagram: @thepapercraftpantry and @shopkathyphantastic
  • Sunday, February 6, 2021 12-4pm
  • The Paper + Craft Pantry
  • 1023 Springdale Rd Building 6A, Austin, TX 78721
  • Over 15+ small business vendors of Asian descent including food, fine art, ceramics, fiber art, stationery, and more. 
  • Lion dance + dragon dance performance by Texas Dragon/Lion Dance Team beginning between 2 and 3pm (official start time TBD)
  • Storytime book reading of E is for Egg Tart by author Jessica Lam starting between 2 and 3pm (official start time TBD)
  • Event benefits Asian Family Support Services of Austin
  • Complimentary kid-friendly crafts
  • Vendor List and Instagram handles

Artful Peaks – @artfulpeaks

Austin Asian Family Support Services – @afssaustin

Catie Lewis – @catiegl.art

Cookie Wookie Kitchen – @cookiewookiekitchen 

Coming Up Lily + True By Brandi – @cominguplily + @truebybrandi 

Gan Bei Gals – @ganbeigals

Ginably – @ginably

hanwriting – @hanwriting

Have A Nice Day – @haveanicedayy_

Jessica Lam – @eisforeggtart

kathyphantastic – @shopkathyphantastic

Leslie Espino Art – @leslieespinoart

Logan Ceramics – @logan_ceramics

Pink Sloth Bakery – @pinkslothbaking

Solid Soaps – @solid.soaps

Paper + Craft Pantry – @thepapercraftpantry

Texas Dragon/Lion Dance Team – @tddtaustin 

About Lunar New Year:

Lunar New Year is tied to the lunisolar calendar and is commonly celebrated in China, Vietnam, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Tibet as well in the Chinese communities in Thailand, Philippines, and Japan among other countries. 

The first day of the Lunar New Year holiday starts on the first new moon of the lunar calendar and lasts 15 days, ending on the first full moon. Vietnamese Lunar New Year is called Tết, Korean New Year is called Seollal, and Tibetan New Year is called Losar. Festivities include gathering with family and friends and eating food served specifically for the holiday. 

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