Date posted: 02/15/2013
Celebrate Chinese New Year in San Diego!
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Celebrate Chinese New Year this weekend with the San Diego Chinese Center! You can welcome in the year of the Snake at the 31st Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair. You can participate in many different cultural activities with the San Diego community.
You can sample different Asian cuisine, see lion dancing, dragons and the lantern parade. Kids can walk alongside a 25 foot Chinese dragon! Everyone is encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Chinese apparel. The parade is at 1:10pm on Saturday and Sunday. Please meet in front of the Children’s Craft Area at the start of the parade. Martial arts, cultural music and dance will be performed all weekend. There will also be Asian Story Theater, children’s arts and crafts and much more.
Asian Story Theater will be performed at 2pm each day of the fair. The art began in 1989, dramatizing Chinese folk tales by the SDCC. Their first production was “The White Snake.” They continue to adapt other tales today. Independent of the San Diego Chinese Center, they have expanded to other areas such as San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Another group of performers this year is the Lucky Lion Dancers of San Diego. They are one of the oldest and largest groups in the San Diego area. The lion dance is a very important part of Chinese New Year, brining good luck and happiness.
The Chinese Social Service Center was founded on June 6, 1972. In 1989 it changed its name to the San Diego Chinese Center to broaden its services. In the past 37 years, the non-profit has worked to meet the needs of the Chinese community and serve as a cultural bridge in San Diego. It provides multi-lingual, educational, cultural and social service programs.
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Date: February 16-17, 2013
Times: 10am to 5pm
Location: Third Avenue & J Street
Downtown, San Diego
For more information, please visit sdcny.weebly.com.