The Portland Classical Chinese Garden

Between NW 2nd and 3rd and NW Everett and Flanders in Old Town/Chinatown, Portland Oregon, USA

CHINESE GARDEN CELEBRATES QING MING WITH FISH RELEASE

April 2nd & 3rd, 2005

Contact: Gloria Lee
Portland Classical Chinese Garden
503-228-8131 x1012

CHINESE GARDEN CELEBRATES QING MING WITH FISH RELEASE

Portland, Ore.- Join in the spring festivities at the Portland Classical Chinese Garden. On Saturday, April 2nd and Sunday, April 3rd, the Garden celebrates Qing Ming by inviting families with children to make kites and release a goldfish into Lake Zither. Qing Ming is a traditional Chinese holiday to honor one’s ancestors and celebrate the rebirth of nature. We invite visitors to learn the meaning of Qing Ming (Clear Brightness Festival). A display of Chinese kites will be featured in the Hall of Brocade Clouds.

From 11am to 3pm on April 2nd & 3rd, children will be able to make a goldfish kite and release a goldfish into the pond till all fish are released. The The Portland Classical Chinese Garden is located at Northwest Third and Everett in Portland. The Garden starts its warm season hours April 1 to October 31 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Garden is open daily with tours at noon and 1 pm. Regular admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5.50 for students, children 5 and under are free.  Visit the Garden’s Web site at http://www.portlandchinesegarden.org. or call 503-228-8131 for more information.

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