2012 marks the Year of the Dragon for the traditional Lunar New Year. From China to Malaysia to the United States, tonight will be a loud celebration of firecrackers, delicious moon cakes, and colorful dances.
At school, we celebrated with our own colorful parade with an enormous dragon, silk ribbon dances, and loud instruments. Everyone was able to carry their own lanterns and dragons while processing in the parade.
A great (free) family activity is the annual Lunar New Year Festival at the Houston Chinese Community Center this Saturday 1/28/2012 from 10 AM – 4 PM at the:
Chinese Community Center
9800 Town Park Dr
Houston, TX 77036
There will be plenty of events for children, with free parking and an opportunity to see the traditional dragon and lion dances.
Gung Hay Fat Choy (Cantonese)!
Gong Xi Fa Cai (Mandarin)!