Happy the year of Tiger!
Anyone interested in traditional dragon dance, lion dance, drum performance, authentic Chinese food, Chinese cultural arts and crafts, calligraphy demonstration, Chinese music and dance performance, Chinese opera performances ... ? This is the Chinese New Year Festival at the Chinese culture center.
We will meet at the foodcourt of the Chinatown plaza, have some Chinese food and walk over to the Festival, which detailed desription is attached below.
For those of you in Buford Hwy meetup as well, this meetup is essentially a joint meetup for the same event, although ours starts a bit later than theirs.
Chinese New Year occurs every year around January, and February. The traditional celebration of Chinese New Year is a cultural event that local communities (Chinese and non-Chinese) anticipate and excited about.
This year, the Year of Tiger, occurs on February 14, 2010. Like the lion in Western culture, the Tiger is the proverbial King of the Jungle, and admired for its vivid stripes that symbolize the balanced forces of `yin' and `yang'.
Tiger is one of the most dynamic signs in the zodiac; Tigers are truly a force of nature. They are dependable, unpredictable, fearless and stout-hearted, tender and loving.? For all the world appearing at times to be quiet homebodies, Tigers may just as suddenly change course, and pack up to travel to some far-flung exotic destination.
As a result, they may sometimes be perceived as irresponsible. This is because few other signs can keep up with the Tiger's ability to think on their feet, or their primal desire for adventure and first-hand experience of life.
For the upcoming Year of Tiger Chinese New Year, the local business, schools and social organizations are going to host a 2-day celebration festival. The festival will be held from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, on February 13 - February 14, 2010 at Cultural Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta (5377 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA 30341).
The festival features traditional dragon dance, lion dance, drum performance, authentic Chinese food, Chinese cultural arts and crafts, calligraphy demonstration, Chinese music and dance performance, Chinese opera performances, etc. Admission tickets are on sale at the event at the Cultural Center for $5.00 each, which includes $2.00 event vendor coupon.
The festival offers the local communities an opportunity to experience the traditional way of celebrating Chinese New Year, and the authentic food, arts and crafts that are associated with Chinese culture. The amount of people attended this annual festival speaks volumes about the success of this program. Please view this link http://www.youtube.co... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WYhe1YRZBM) to experience the festival.
For information about Chinese New Year Celebration Festival, please call the Cultural Center of TECO at (770) 451-4456.