THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON
begins January 23, 2012 with observances that continue 15 days.
The Dragon is considered by many to be the most auspicous year in the twelve year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.Go out and bring in the new year!
Read author and Feng Shui expert Angi Ma Wong's predictions here.
Here are just a sample of the many events celebrating the Year of the Dragon around the country, from the San Francisco Bay Area to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Monterey Park, CA, New York City, Flushing, Queens, Vancouver, Portland, Oregon, Richmond, British Columbia, Toronto, Washington DC, Milpitas, Fremont, Palo Alto, Campbell, San Jose, Foster City, Redwood City, Saratoga, Cupertino, Newark, CA, San Bruno, and beyond!
(Compiled from news sources around the country. Please confirm all dates, times and locations independently if you plan to attend any of these events. Dragon photo by Lia Chang.)
Jan 14-15: San Francisco Flower Market Fair and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
The Chinese New Year Flower Fair is held on the weekend before Chinese New Year Day. The Flower Fair is the place to come to purchase fresh flowers, fruits, candy and other new supplies for the home to begin the new year. At the main stage on Washington Street below Grant, the Mayor will join honored guests in officially opening the Festival with a ribbon cutting ceremony. (Estimated time for ribbon cutting ceremony 10:45 a.m.)
Jan. 29: Free San Francisco Zoo Admission for Dragons: The San Francisco Zoo will present Chinese acrobatic performances, traditional Lion and folk dancing, Chinese yo-yo tricks and more family friendly entertainment from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is regular-priced but guests born in the Year of the Dragon, including 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, and 2012, can get in for free.
Feb. 4: Miss Chinatown USA Pageant This annual pageant is a treasured tradition for Chinese Americans. Young women of Chinese descent from across...