It Is the Year of the Rat! Celebrate This Chinese Custom at the Lunar New Year Festival

Come celebrate the Year of the Rat at the annual Lunar New Year Festival held by the Houston Chinese Community Center! Check out the largest Lunar New Year Festival to date this Saturday, January 25th!

The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order of the zodiac would be decided by the order in which each animal arrived at his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first. In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. Because of their reproduction rate, married couples also prayed to them for children.

This year’s Lunar New Year Festival will be Houston Chinese Community Center’s largest LNY event to-date upon the grand opening of the T.T. and W.F. Chao Senior Center and USA Sports Rec Center. Located in Houston Chinatown, this festival showcases the Center’s all-time favorite Dragon and Lion dances as well as local artists, businesses, food vendors, games, and cultural performances. Raffle tickets and shirts will be available for purchase on-site.

Established in 1979 as a Chinese language school, the Chinese Community Center has played a leading role in welcoming newcomers to America and in creating opportunities for everyone to contribute to the Houston community. With nearly 40 years of service, CCC continues to bridge East and West by enriching families with educational, cultural, and social service programs.

Lunar New Year Festival will take place at the Houston Chinese Community Center on Saturday, January 25th at 10:00 a.m. The festival is family-friendly and free to attend. Don’t miss out on the chance to join thousands in our community at the Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday!

Step outside of our welcoming and comfortable community at King’s Cove Apartments in Kingwood, Texas for the day! This event is coming to town on Saturday, and it promises to be a wonderful time!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, January 25, 2020—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Houston Chinese Community Center
9800 Town Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77036

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