There was a marketplace with interesting items from across Asia as well as a food court with delicious samplings from Malaysia, Singapore, India, Thailand, and other parts of the Eastern world.
There were also martial arts demonstrations encompassing many disciplines of martial arts such as: Aikido, Taichi, Tae Kwon Do, Kung-fu, Ju-Jutsu, Pentjak Silat/ Filipino Kali, Muay Thai, Haidong Kumdo, Hapkido, and Sword. Different martial arts school throughout Ohio came to demonstrate their talent and specialty.
Booths on display included one on Feng shui, the three-thousand-year-plus art of placement and arrangement of space, in an attempt to achieve spiritual harmony and balance. It has its roots in Taoism and means “wind water” in Chinese.
Additional events included a fundraiser, a health and wellness fair, and a career fair. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was just one of many employers present at the career fair. Other companies included Nationwide, State Farm Insurance, and the News Center 19.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol recently held their 6th Annual Law Enforcement Expo here in Columbus, as it is continuing its recruiting efforts to hire minorities.
The festival was a fun prelude to Memorial-day Monday, when many people had the day off from work, spending it with their families at the park, lake, campgrounds, or backyard.
If you’d like more information about the Asian Festival visit: www.asian-festival.org.
If you’d like more information on things to do around Columbus visit: http://explorecolumbus.osu.edu/default.asp or http://www.experiencecolumbus.com