I love to explore different cultures, traditions, art & especially food (yes, I love all types of food). I believe that exposing my children to different cultural events and activities opens new doors and inspires new interests. This weekend’s Lunar New Year Celebrations provides some great learning opportunities and some great food options as well.
In addition to the my previous post on the FREE Lunar New Year Celebration at Pavilion Park in Irvine on Saturday, here are a few other great Lunar New Year Celebrations taking place this weekend.
The Golden Dragon Parade in Chinatown (Downtown LA) takes place on Saturday, February 21, 2105 at 1:00 pm. The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles presents the 115th Annual Golden Dragon Parade. With over thousands and thousands of individuals lining the parade route and thousands viewing the telecast each year, this colorful celebration along North Broadway in Chinatown has become the premiere cultural event in the Southern California Asian-American Community.
The parade takes place on Hill Street at Temple toward Bernard. then turns right on Bernard, another right on Broadway and then back to Broadway & Temple.
for more information visit lagoldendragonparade.com
The Tet Fesitival in Costa Mesa at the OC Fair & Event Center brings in the year of Goat starting on Friday, February 20, 2015 through Sunday, February 22, 2015. Stated to be the largest Tet Festival in the entire world! The festival attracts of over 100,000 guests annually and caters hundreds of booths in a span of a three-day weekend event.
Visitors are immersed in a vibrant array of traditional foods, live entertainment, cultural displays, festive games, and spectacular firecrackers show celebrating the new year.
for more information visit tetfestival.org
Disney California Adventure Park rings in the Lunar New Year with unforgettable sights, sounds and tastes of this multicultural holiday celebration from Friday, February 19 through Sunday, February 22, 2015, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Some of these experiences may include:
Exhilarating live performances
Photo opportunities with select Disney Characters
Stunning scenic displays
Special event merchandise
Limited-time food and beverages items through out the park
Complimentary face painting