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Asian summer festival brings cultures from the continent to Morton Arboretum

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 6:03 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 9:28 a.m. CDT
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A dragon dance is one of several performances held Saturday at the Morton Arboretum during the Destination Asia Summer Festival.
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Kerry Lleung is one of several performers Saturday at the Morton Arboretum during the Destination Asia Summer Festival.
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Raul Buendia (left) and Tony Roberts play with Bawwat tops Saturday at the Morton Arboretum during the Destination Asia Summer Festival.
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Zoe (from left), Naomi, Philip and Clara Paulson play a game of Sungka on Saturday at the Morton Arboretum during the Destination Asia Summer Festival.

LISLE – Songs and stories from across the world came to Lisle on Saturday and Sunday when the Morton Arboretum hosted the Destination Asia Summer Festival.

Performances included music, dance, stories, sumo wrestling and yoga.

The event also featured activities such as henna, badminton, cricket, kung fu, tai chi, origami, acupuncture and meditation, as well as Asian cuisine.

Plants from the continent were included in the celebration in the form of bonsai and Japanese floral demonstrations.

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