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Martin Yan Explains the Chinese New Year

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Martin Yan explains some of the traditions that make up this important holiday.

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Learn about Diwali | PBS Featured Video

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Diwali, the "festival of lights," marks the beginning of the new year. It is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere). Revellers adorn themselves in their finest clothes, illuminate the interior and exterior of their homes with diyas (oil lamps or candles), offer puja to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and wealth and partake in family feasts.

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Cultural Celebrations

Burmese Water Festival
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Burmese Water Festival

The Burmese Water Festival (Thingyan which means “changing over”), is the celebration of Burma’s New Year. It is traditionally held over a three day period in April in Burma.

February: Cultural Celebrations
Chinese New Year 2019

Chinese New Year Celebration Gala
February 9, 2019


Join the University at Buffalo Confucius Institute and the Chinese Club of Western New York for their annual Chinese New Years Celebration Gala on Saturday, February 8 form 2:30-5pm at the UB Center for the Arts.
March: Cultural Celebrations

Shamrock Run

March 2, 2019


Celebrating 41 years of running through the Ward! The Shamrock Run is a fundraiser for the Old First Ward Community Center. Fundraising dollars help the OFW Community Association to provide quality services to the community.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 17, 2019


The Buffalo St. Patrick's Day parade takes off from Niagara Square in Downtown Buffalo at 2:00 PM and will continue down Delaware Ave. ending at North St. The Parade last roughly 2 hours and is filled with music, dancers, first responders, and other amazing organizations from across Western New York. So won’t you please join us for a wonderful event that celebrates this regions Irish heritage!

34th annual Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival
March 22-28, 2019


The 34th annual Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival is the third longest running festival of its kind in North America – will present 11 award-winning and critically acclaimed films from around the world including Australia, Israel, Germany, Poland, Austria, Canada and the United States.
April: Cultural Celebrations

Festinema! Youth French Film Festival
April 2-4, 2019


The annual French Film Festival by Alliance Francaise introduces students to films and Francophone culture! Free and open to the public.

Dyngus Day
April 22, 2019


Over the decades, Dyngus Day has become a wonderful holiday to celebrate Polish-American culture, heritage and traditions. Dyngus Day is an annual post-Lenten bash, attracts tens of thousands to Buffalo, New York to celebrate spring, show Polish pride, flirt with pussy willows and listen to the best polka bands in the nation.
May: Cultural Celebrations
Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival

Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival
May 1-5, 2019

The Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival is an Annual Event that started in 2014. Its original goal was to bring awareness to our Cherry Tree Grove in the Japanese Garden in Buffalo and to support the upkeep of this treasure. The mission has expanded to encourage Cherry Tree Plantings in Buffalo in order to bring a springtime 'Blizzard of Blossoms' to Buffalo, following our Winter Blizzards.
Buffalo Pierogi Fest

Buffalo Pierogi Fest
May 21, 2019

Hosted by Step Out Buffalo, will bring your favorite pierogi makers to Wilkeson Pointe. Enjoy an afternoon of pierogis, local craft beer and wine, live music, vendors, games, food trucks, outdoor activities plus super fun surprises!

Making Buffalo Home is a two-year, in-depth WNED | WBFO engagement initiative to inform and raise awareness of immigration for our entire community. The project aims to help the region develop a better understanding of the shared opportunities and challenges we face together as long-time residents and new immigrants and refugees.

Making Buffalo Home is funded by Rich Products Corporation and Rich Family Foundation.