The 5th Annual Asian American Awareness Month Cultural Exhibition
The Wedding Stories
Exhibition Date: May 2-May 30, 2014
Reception and Cultural Performance: May 17, 2-4pm
Location: Richland Public Library
About This Exhibition
In Chinese tradition, the wedding ritual follows the rites of three books and six etiquettes. From pre-wedding arrangements to actual wedding ceremonies, there are complex customs to follow. This year, the focus of the Asian American Awareness Month will be the Wedding Stories. In this exhibition, we will introduce traditional wedding customs, iconography, symbolism, and aesthetics in Asian culture. Besides artifacts related to wedding ceremonies, this exhibition includes wedding stories gathered from Asian American community members in the Tri-Cities. These real stories will provide vivid examples of how and why the wedding is considered the most important rite of passage in Asian Culture.
This year, with help from the Taipei Economic Cultural Office in Seattle, we are able to display artifacts and dresses made for traditional wedding ceremony. We also thank the Consulate General of China in San Francisco for granting us the right to display informative posters on the introductions to Wedding Traditions. We hope, after this exhibition, you will be able to understand more about the culture and customs of Asian weddings and their symbolic meanings.
The exhibition is from May 2 to May 30, 2014. On May 17, 2-4pm, there will be live performance on traditional Chinese Wedding ceremony, music, dance, hands-on activities, and food at Richland Public Library.
Shuhong Jiao, President, Tri-Cities Chinese American Association