Lunar New Year

Resources and information about the Lunar New Year

Lion Dance

The lion dance is a traditional part of the Lunar New Year celebrations. According to Chinese tradition, the lion represents strength, wisdom, and happiness.  The Lion dance is said to be auspicious, or to bring good fortune and luck, which is considered important for the new year.  

History, Traditions & Symbolism

Fireworks in Hong KongChinese New Year information from includes a historical overview and information on the symbolic foods of the Chinese New Year.

logoOne of the first Chinese New Year parades started in San Francisco, California the 1860s.  The Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade is the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in the United States.

Chinese Calendar and Zodiac

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