The annual Asian American Festival came to the Martin Regional Library a couple days ago. My daughter and I make this an annual event to attend. Entrance is free as are all the performances. We were able to see Burmese dances and Eastern drummers. There was an area where children could work on crafts along with another area where representative from different countries had informational displays set up. At the start of the festival, a dragon dance was performed, and we found a very helpful instructor from the University of Oklahoma who was able to explain to us the meaning of the dance. In ancient China, the dragon was considered a rain deity, and controlled how much rain and wind to bring. A vendor from India shared fun facts about Indian street food. We enjoyed Chicken Masala from the India Palace and got a henna tattoo. We certainly plan to return next year.