Lunar New Year celebration in Redwood City set for Feb. 24

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The annual Lunar New Year Celebration in Redwood City is set to take place on Sat., Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Courthouse Square in Downtown Redwood City.

This year is a celebration of the Year of the Dog.

Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and Redwood City International are hosting the free event that is open to the public.

Lion dances, martial artists, taiko drummers, and other live performances are among the activities.

The Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in Asian heritage, celebrated with big family gatherings, gift giving, festive decorations and symbolic foods, all focused on bringing good luck for the New Year and celebrating the imminent arrival of spring.

See below for the tentative program:

11:00- 11:25 AM  Opening Ceremonies
11:25-11:55 AM  Shaolin Culture Center – Martial Artist  
12:00-12:25 PM Shinnyo-En Temple – Taiko Drumming 
12:45-1:30 PM California Kung Fu & Tai Chi 
1:35-1:55 PM   Shinnyo-En Temple – Taiko Drumming  
2:00-3:30 PM Sing Tao Chinese Radio Entertainment 
3:30-4:00 PM  Lion Dancers – Closing Ceremony