Happy Lunar New Year!
I’m a little late in wishing everyone a wonderful Lunar New Year. It’s been a busy week, and most of my weekend was spent visiting with relatives and having big family dinners. For those not in the know, the celebrations began a weekend or two ago in various parts of the Bay. The actual first few days of the lunar calendar began on Sunday.
Here are some upcoming festivities, just in case you want to jump into them now – please feel free to throw in others!
Vietnamese New Year Tet Festival
Santa Clara Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111
Saturday, February 4, 10 a.m.-midnight.
Sunday, February 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
$5 Children, $8 Adults
San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade
Saturday, February 11, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., RAIN or SHINE
The parade starts at Second and Market streets and ends at Kearny and Jackson streets.
Free, but bleacher seats are $30 (plus s/h charge on total order), children under 2 are free.
Chinese Community Street Fair
Saturday, February 11, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Grant Avenue, from California to Broadway.
Sunday, February 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Pacific Avenue from Kearny to Stockton.