COSPLAYERS NEEDED! Florida Anime Experience will be marching in Orlando’s Dragon Parade for the Lunar New Year Festival!

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Lunar New Year is the most celebrated holiday in East Asia. Although Chinese New Year is not an official holiday in Western countries, many of the Asian organizations in America hold large celebrations and parades to share its spring festivity. Cities like Sydney, London, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco have held many successful Lunar New Year Parades that attract thousands of crowds each year.

The Year of the Monkey marks the 5th annual Central Florida Dragon Parade held in Orlando, Florida. The festivity has received overwhelming response from local and far away communities alike. This year, Asia Trend Magazine is partnering with Mills 50 (Orlando Mainstreet District), R.E.A.C.H. (Recognizing Educating Asian Cultural Heritage) and Y.E.S.S. (Youth Enrichment and Senior Services) to join forces to host the Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival on February 14 from 11:00am to 5:00pm

The festival parade starts at the Anthem College Parking lot and will end at Orlando Fashion Square Mall’s front entrance (between Dillard’s & Macy’s). Parade will be followed by another 5-hours of Spring Festivity that will take place at the lobby stage inside of Orlando Fashion Square Mall. Last year, 7500+ patrons came out and enjoyed cultural performances, Arts and Crafts, as well as, exotic food and other exhibitions. Admission is free.

Florida Anime Experience has been invited to walk in the parade – and we’d love to show the strong support the anime/cosplay community has for Asian culture in Central Florida.  THUS: we need you!

If you have an anime costume and would like to march in the parade with us, please email ASAP so we can confirm a spot for you.  (Space is limited!)  Here are some key details:

LOCATION: The Orlando Fashion Square Mall

CALL TIME: February 14, 2016 at 9:45 AM

PARADE STEP OFF: 11:00 AM the same day

The parade will take about 45 minutes to complete – so wear comfortable shoes!

Questions?  Email us or call the office: (407) 536-9272