11th Annual Lunar New Year celebration set for Courthouse Square

11th Annual Lunar New Year celebration set for Courthouse Square

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Redwood City’s 11th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration is set to take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Courthouse Square this Saturday, Feb. 12.

The event put on by the Parks Recreation and Community Services Department along with Redwood City International will feature lion dancers, martial artists, taiko drummers and other live performances celebrating the Year of the Tiger. City officials will be on hand to celebrate the occasion.

Community members can also enjoy free admission to the San Mateo County History Museum, which will host free kids arts and craft.

Event Schedule

11 a.m. Opening Ceremony

11:25 a.m. Shaolin Culture Center Martial Artist

12:00 p.m. Sing Tao Chinese Radio Entertainment

1:30 p.m. Orion Alternative Elementary Mandarin Immersion Program Performance

2 p.m. California Kung Fu & Tai Chi

2:30 p.m. Taiko SOBA – Palo Alto Buddist Temple Dharma School

3:15 p.m. Rising Phoenix Lion Dancer Association

“The Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in Asian heritage, often celebrated with big family gatherings, gift giving, the eating of symbolic foods, and displays of festive decorations – all focused on bringing good luck for the New Year and celebrating the imminent arrival of spring,” according to city officials. For more information, visit the city’s website here.

Photos courtesy of the City of Redwood City