Posted: Friday, February 18, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 6:23 am, Fri Feb 18, 2011.
The second new moon after the Winter Solstice has arrived, and
so begins the year 4709. And while the tiger as moved on, the hare
has taken his rightful place at the head of the calendar, bringing
with him healing and calmness and a climate for negotiation.
No, it's not the beginning of a bad science-fiction novel. It's
the beginning of the Chinese New Year; a time to recommitment to
family and friends and for celebration. So, what better way is
there to bring in the new year than with an illuminated parade
featuring elaborate floats and costumes depicting many aspects of
Chinese culture, exploding firecrackers, a queen and her court, and
even a 250-foot golden dragon. Be a part of the largest celebration
of Asian culture outside of Asia. Xin Nian Kaui Le!
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Friday, February 18, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:23 am.