Houston’s diverse population means more celebrations! Over the next two months, we’ll be celebrating Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day but first it’s time to welcome the Year of the Pig. According to the Lunar New Year calendar, the Year of the Pig brings prosperity. Lunar New Year festivities occur all over the city with lion and dragon dances, music, and lots of food.
- Asia Society hosts a Lunar New YearFamily Day on Saturday, 2/9, 12-4 pm. Don’t miss the craft-making activities for children where they can write their name in Chinese calligraphy or make a pig mask.
- The Chinese Community Center’s festival is on Saturday, 2/9, 10 am-4 pm. Lion and dragon dances are planned along with a large marketplace for shopping and dining.
- Viet Hoa holds a two-day celebration on Saturday-Sunday, 2/9-2/10, 10 am-6 pm. Mayor Sylvester Turner serves as the grand marshall for the opening ceremony on Saturday. Highlights include king fu and tai chi demonstrations, fireworks, and the chance to score a lucky red envelope!
- Yauatcha, the upscale dim sum restaurant in the Galleria area, has a special Chinese New Year menu through February 25th. You can also take home a box of their pig-themed macarons from their in-house patisserie.
Here’s to good fortune for all!