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Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival

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Official Website:Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival
Location:500 Pawtucket Blvd., Lowell, MA, 01852
Phone:(978) 596-1013
Dates:Saturday, August 19, 2017
Hours:9:00 am-8:00pm
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Category:Fairs & Festivals

Lowell Southeast Asian Water FestivalThe Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival is a free cultural event that attracts more than 60,000 spectators from all over the country--and internationally.

Enjoy traditional Dances & Music, Live Bands, Fashion Show, Traditional Boat Races, Games & Activities, International Foods, Arts & Crafts from Southeast Asia, and more!

Event highlights include traditional long boat-racing for competition and pride; traditional New Year celebrations; and to educate the new generations of their valued heritage and culture; and to promote a fully meaningful cultural exchange between the peoples of the United States of America and the countries of Southeast Asia.

About the Organization
The Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and sharing of the cultural heritages of the Southeast Asian Americans of Greater Lowell, Massachusetts area.

The organization promotes mutual harmony and understanding among Southeast Asian Americans and others through arts, cultural festivals, educational programs, historical research and discovery, religious ceremonial practices and rituals as having originated in Southeast Asia.

The History of the Water Festival
For centuries in Southeast Asian, the Water Festival has celebrated importance of water in aspects of life. Water has always represented prosperity, life and goodness to the Southeast Asian people.

Buddhist scripture explains that the Water Festival is held to thank the spirit of the water, to pray for evil spirits to go away, and to honor the Dragon King who dwells in the water. The Festival also asks the water spirit for forgivness for 'dirtying ' the water- for example by using it to irrgate soil.


500 Pawtucket Blvd., Lowell, MA, 01852 map

Directions & Parking Information.

Sampas Pavillion
Pawtucket Boulevard
Lowell, Massachusetts 01852
9:00am- 6:00pm

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