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Celebrate Lunar New Year on Courthouse Square, February 23rd!

Good afternoon –

You’re invited to join in the fun of the annual Lunar New Year Festival taking place at Courthouse Square, on February 23rd. It’s full of great fun for the whole family – see the information below, and visit www.redwoodcity.org/events for details of this and other events and activities.

thanks,
~ malcolm

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Celebrate the Year of the Snake at the

Lunar New Year Celebration

At Courthouse Square!

  • Saturday, February 23, 2013 11am-4pm Courthouse Square

Join friends, family, neighbors, and other community members for this Asian celebration of change and the Year of the Snake! Lion Dancers, Red Panda Acrobats, Martial Arts, Kids Arts & Zodiac Themed Crafts, Food, Inflatable Playland & More! FREE!

Here’s what’s happening:

  • Opening Ceremonies featuring Kristen Sze of ABC7 Morning News
  • Lion Dancers, Martial Arts, and more from Shaolin Culture Center
  • Red Panda Acrobats
  • Taiko ensemble performance
  • Demonstration by California Kung Fu & Tai Chi
  • Performance by Vân-Ánh Võ Vietnamese musician and master of the dan tranh zither

On that same day, you’ll get free admission to the San Mateo County History Museum all day, and enjoy their featured Lunar New Year Celebration, children’s crafts activities in the Rotunda.
This is Redwood City’s third annual Lunar New Year celebration! The Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in Asian heritage, often celebrated with big family gatherings, gift giving, the eating of symbolic foods, and displays of festive decorations – all focused on bringing good luck for the New Year and celebrating the imminent arrival of spring.

Redwood City’s Lunar New Year is made possible by the following generous sponsors:

  • San Mateo Credit Union
  • Redwood General Tire
  • XFINITY,
  • Recology San Mateo  County
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Provident Credit Union
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Sakura Teppanyaki & Sushi
  • News for Chinese
  • ABC 7
  • Redwood City International
  • San Mateo County  History Museum

Visit www.redwoodcity.org/events/lunarnewyear.html for schedule of events and all the details!

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