As you might already know, Chinese New Year, otherwise known as the Lunar New Year, is on Thursday, Feb. 19. The holiday is an opportunity to usher in prosperity, good fortune, good health and happiness with the coming new year. For those of you who want to ring in the “Year of the Ram” with friends, there are a few places to celebrate, both on campus and in the greater Los Angeles area. From traditional food to firecrackers – and everything in between – here are a few events to check out within the next week.
Feast at Rieber: Lunar New Year Celebration
What: Feast is planning a themed menu especially for this holiday. Enjoy traditional Chinese cuisine with special features including an appearance by ACA’s Chinese Lion Dance troupe.
When: Feb. 19, in the evening
Chinese New Year Paintings at the UCLA East Asian Library
What: Come see a selection of 22 Chinese New Year paintings on display for a limited time only that have been donated by the Shanghai Library, a partner of the UCLA Library.
When: Feb. 4 at 8 a.m. to March 4 at 11 p.m.
In Los Angeles:
Golden Dragon Parade and Chinese New Year Festival
What: Come on down for the 115th annual Chinese New Year parade and festival in downtown Chinatown that includes entertainment such as kung fu exhibitions, food trucks, pingpong, traditional Chinese paper folding, face painting and more. This event is free and open to all!
When: Feb. 21 at 1 p.m.