Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Time: 11AM – 4PM
Location: Chinese Culture Center
750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Great fun for the entire family! Exhibitions, crafts, demonstrations, New Year food tastings, performances of lion dances, martial arts, folk and classical dances and much more. Come and bring your friends and family!
The San Francisco Wushu Academy will kick off the festival with lion dancing at 10AM on Saturday, February 11th.
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2012
Location: Oxbow Public Market
610 & 644 First Street
Napa, CA 94559
Tillerman Tea asks, “This New Year, are you going to turn up the lanterns at home or are you going to Dim Sum?” Join Tillerman Tea as they welcome the Year of the Dragon and Chinese New Year with their annual lion dance celebration. Festivities begin with an exciting Lion Dance throughout the market, performed by the San Francisco Wushu team. Chinese lion dancing is a traditional art that originated many centuries ago, and celebrates happy, festive, and auspicious occasions. These creatures and their thundering musical accompaniment are believed to dispel evil spirits and ensure prosperity, abundance and good fortune. Following the Lion Dance, the San Francisco Guzheng Society will perform traditional Chinese music for Oxbow guests, and Tillerman Tea will provide red envelopes and dumplings throughout the afternoon, while supplies last. Enjoy a traditional Chinese New Years celebration filled with good luck and fun for the entire family. Xin nian kuai le! Happy New Year!