Sacramento – Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations

Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year is just not celebrated in China, but is also celebrated in other parts of the world, especially where there is a large Chinese Community.

In 2018, Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Friday, February 16, 2018.

Chinese New Year in Sacramento

Chinese New Year in a big event in Sacramento. Here every year the Chinese New Year Celebrations are organised by the nonprofit Chinese New Year Culture Association as well as local churches and community groups.

Chinese New Year Celebration in Sacramento includes the powerful dragon dance, which involves a fierce dragon carried on poles and brought to life by a team of dancers. Other ethnic music and dance take place throughout the festivities, as do displays of grace and athletic prowess using kung fu and tai chi.

To welcome the Chinese “Year of the Horse,” Kim Quang Buddhist Temple in Sacramento will begin the celebration with chanting and prayers followed by dragon and lion dances and fireworks.

Traditionally Chinese New Year in Sacramento is celebrated over a two-week period, with events have a focus on happiness, longevity and the family, with reunions, special foods, fireworks and symbolic colors and activities being part of the fun.

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