Lunar New Year Parade, Year of the Rat from 2 pm to 5 pm, Sunday, Feburary 10, 2008
WashingtonD.C.-On Sunday, February 10, 2008, the Chinese Community of Greater Washington Metropolitan area is going to celebrate the “Chinese Lunar New Year” in Washington, DCChinatown on H Street, NW, between 6th and 8th Streets from 2:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Lunar New Year Activities in Mongtomery County , Maryland
Thirteen Montgomery County Public Libraries will welcome the Year of the Rat with a variety of programs in February and March marking the Lunar Year 4706. Music, dance and special performances will feature the sights, sounds and culture of Asia. Programs will include introduction to customs behind the Lunar New Year, traditional dances, hands-on art activities, puppet shows, healing and martial arts demonstrations including tai-chi and kung fu, calligraphy, crafts, Chinese yo-yo, workshops and children’s activities. Lunar New Year, which starts with the new moon on the first day of the New Year and ends on the full moon 15 days later, falls this year on February 7. It is an important celebration in the Asian culture as the symbol of spring festival. It is traditional to wear something red, the color that is meant to ward off evil spirits. Another custom is the Chinese lion dance that ushers in a year of good luck.
Asian Lunar New Year Celebration at 10:30 am on Feb. 7 in Annapolis, Maryland
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Members of the Senate and House of Delegate, cabinet secretaries join Asian American community to celebrate the 2nd annual procalamation of Asian Lunar New Year as "Day of Commemoration in Maryland" at the Senate President Conference Room in Annapolis between 10:30 a.m and 2 p.m. http://www.worldjournal.com/wj-wa-news.php?nt_seq_id=1667912
Lunar Year Open Ceremony at 12 noon on Feb. 9 in Lakeforest Mall, Gaithersburg, MD
Experience the rich culture of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Lakeforest! View beautiful decorations and exhibits February 9- February 14. Opening Ceremony is Saturday, February 9th at 12 p.m. Entertainment and activities will take place over two weekends. Live entertainment at Center Court includes traditional lion and dragon dances, folk dances and martial arts demonstrations. Demonstrations and workshops throughout the mall include flower/bonsai arrangement, arts and crafts, painting and games. http://www.ccacc-dc.org/
701 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 301-840-5840
Chinese Lunar New Year Cultural Event between 12 -3 pm on Sunday, Feb. 10 in DC
The program includes Chinese Folk Dance, Lion Dance, Ku-Fu demonstraiton and Chinese New Year special cuise demonstration at The Chinatown Community Cultural Center, 616 H Street, NW. 2nd Floor. Center will open at 11 am.
4th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 9 & 10 in Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA
Fair Oaks will be ushering
in the Lunar New Year with costumed dragons and lions, music, dancing, lantern
displays, Kung Fu demonstrations, kids crafts, and more, representing a total
of 10 countries. The event is sponsored by the WashingtonHaiHuaCommunity
Center and will be held on February 17 & 18
from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the Grand
Court at Fair Oaks Mall. http://www.shopfairoaksmall.com/
11750 Fair Oaks Fairfax,
Chinese Lunar New Year Parade, Year of the SNAKE will be held on Sunday, February 10th, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Chinatown, DC