Sunday, February 14, 2010
GONG HAY FAT CHOY!!!
Today is Valentine's Day BUT it also happens to be CHINESE NEW YEARS as well. The Chinese calender follows the lunar calender, so the new year doesn't occur on the same day each year. This is the year of the TIGER which happens to be my zodiac sign. I am in an organization that performs the traditional Chinese Lion Dance that is pretty much common during the new year. On February 21st in Chinatown in Los Angeles, you can see Chinese Lion Dancing for most of the day. Its an annual charity event that raises money for the local Chinese school there. I've participated in the event as a Lion Dancer for many years now and will be a part of it again this year. So if your in the neighborhood, stop by and see some culture.