Communities in North Texas, which is celebrated primarily in East Asian countries (China, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, and the Philippines), kick off Lunar New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, this weekend.
It is a 15-day festival that ends on February 9th.
Chinese New Year is a time of celebration, feasting, reflection, and honoring family and friends, much like the New Year.
There are several events taking place in the Dallas area.
Chinese New Year Celebration at Northpark Center
8687 N US 75-Central Expressway 1000, Dallas, Texas 75225.
On Saturday, January 21, from 9am to 1pm, the free festival hosted by the Crow Museum and Northpark Center includes live rabbits, story time, and performances by the Dallas Asian Symphony Orchestra.
Lunar New Year Celebration at the Dallas Public Library
Free events are held throughout the day at several chapters of the Dallas Libraries.
The Forest Green Branch will hold demonstrations of Japanese calligraphy, tea ceremony, and dumpling making on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy traditional Japanese drum performances at the North Oak Cliffs branch on Saturdays from 11am to noon.
The Lakewood branch will be running out of stock at 2pm Saturday to give you a free watercolor opportunity.
Lunar New Year at the Dallas Galleria
Performance by HD Lion Dance Foundation Saturday, January 28, 4:00 PM See the lantern installation above the ice skating rink on display through February 19.
Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rabbit in Grandscape
5752 Grandscape Blvd., Colony.
The Stage at Grandscape will offer free family fun, crafts and giveaways on Sunday, January 22nd from 2-4pm.
City of Richardson Annual Lunar New Year Celebration
The Dallas Chinese Community Center and DFW Chinatown, known as the center of Asian cuisine and culture in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, will be celebrating Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28 at 11am.