Foster City Presents the Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb 10th

February 8th, 2013

Themed “Temple Fair”, Foster City’s Chinese New Year Celebration 2013 will spotlight a Chinese American re-creation of a traditional village street fair. Guests are invited on Sunday, February 10th to enjoy dazzling displays of luminous decorations serving as the backdrop, the event will feature exciting musical, acrobatic and dance performances, the traditional cultural ceremony, the time-honored tradition of family greetings and the ancient martial arts & performance, calligraphy, brush painting, arts and cultural books, exhibitions, animated storytelling in Chinese, and English and Chinese style arts and crafts.

A variety of enriching workshops and exhibitions will showcase traditional Chinese arts and crafts. Learn Chinese calligraphy, floral pattern designs, Chinese paper-cutting, paper folding and participate in a joyful dance in the beautiful waterfront Lagoon Room.

When: Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 11am to 3pm
Where: Lagoon Room of the Recreation Center
Entrance: Family Friendly. There is no cost to attend.

image credit: Gong xi fa cai | Flickr

image credit: Gong xi fa cai | Flickr

2013 is the Year of the Snake

Year of Birth: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
Lucky Colors: red, pale yellow, black
Lucky Numbers: 2, 8, 9
Lucky Flowers: orchid, cactus

This year welcomes the Year of the Snake and the beginning of a new year on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, and for other Asian cultures.  Snake is the sixth sign in the Chinese astrological cycle.  History suggests that before Buddha left this world, he invited all of the animals to join him around his table for a feast.  Of all of the creatures in the land, only 12 arrived.  The steadfast Ox led the way, but at the last moment, the Rat, opportunistic and fleet of foot, scampered over the Ox’ back and arrived first at Buddha’s door.  For their loyalty and faithfulness, these animals were rewarded in perpetuity by having a year named after each of them in their order of arrival.

The 12 animals run in sequence beginning with the Rat and followed by the Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Money, Rooster, Dog, and last, but not least, the Pig.

If you were born during the Year of the Snake
People born in the Year of the Snake are the most intuitive, even while remaining the most private and reticent. Snake people represent the symbol of wisdom. They are intelligent and wise. Snake people are usually regarded as great thinkers.

Snakes are materialistic and love keeping up with the Joneses. They love to posses the best of everything, but they have no patience for shopping. Snake people prefer to work alone, therefore they are easily stressed; if they seem unusually stressed, it is best to allow them their own space and time to return to normal.

Information cited from this site.

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