The Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association (CAPABA) is an official sponsor of the Annual lunar New Year Celebration being held at the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, Connecticut 06106. This popular event will be held in the atrium from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
CAPABA is an organization that supports Asian Pacific Americans in the legal profession. CAPABA’s membership consists of attorneys, law professors, law students, and interested individuals. CAPABA was formed on May 1, 2000 as a 501(c)(6) organization. CAPABA’s mission is to support Asian Pacific American attorneys and communities and those interested in Asian Pacific American legal issues throughout the state of Connecticut. Learn more about CAPABA at http://capaba.org/
The Chinese Language School of Greater Hartford will perform the Dragon Dance at the APAC Annual Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 15, 2018 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, CT. The popular event will run from 5-7 pm. The dragon dance is often performed during Chinese New Year. Chinese dragons are a symbol of China, and they are believed to bring good luck to people, therefore the longer the dragon in the dance, the more luck it will bring to the community.The dragons are believed to possess qualities that include great power, dignity, fertility, wisdom and auspiciousness. The appearance of a dragon is both fearsome and bold but it has a benevolent disposition, and it was an emblem to represent imperial authority. The movements in a performance traditionally symbolize historical roles of dragons demonstrating power and dignity.