Celebrate the Chinese New Year in DFW

by Jessica on January 24, 2012

Today marks the Chinese New Year, the most important holiday in much of Asia, and marks the year of the dragon.  The dragon is mightiest and most favored of the zodiac symbols, and people born under this sign are said to have providential and abundant lives. 

Right now I can only dream of joining the lion dancers in the streets of China, but there are ways that we can immerse ourselves in the celebration right here at home. 

Check out these spots around Dallas and Fort Worth where you can celebrate the year of the dragon.

For a little Chinese celebration at home, I created an easy Chinese dragon template that you can make with your kids.  Enjoy and 新年快乐 (Happy New Year!)

 

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Barbara January 24, 2012 at 3:33 am

How fun that they celebrate this in Texas.  There is no mention of it here, inspite of the large Asian and Chinese community.

Mindy January 25, 2012 at 11:51 am

We homeschool so this is fun to see! Unfortunately we do not live in that area but it makes me want to look around for fun stuff close to home! Thanks!

Taryn January 26, 2012 at 2:00 am

Great to see the celebrations in far off places like DFW! Here in Beijing ,the dragon dancers have been put to bed, but the firecrackers are popping non-stop!

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