We kick off this Year of the Rooster with our Teo Chew Association Unicorn Dragon & Lion Dance Team January 31 / 5:45 p.m. on the main stage at Clay & LaBranch St. near Discovery Green. Sparkling Lions and dazzling Dragons, with giant drums and gongs, send Great Good Fortune blessings for the City’s panoramic offering […]...READ MORE
Prepare for a Year of Consequential Fowls!
The Rooster. The Phoenix. The Wild Goose Chases…
Our mercurial Monkey Year, chaotic & competitive, with its manifest mischief, leads us to this consequential Year of the Red Fire Rooster....READ MORE
Dubbed the largest Asian celebration in the state, this visually striking Lunar New Year Festival in Houston is a Texas-sized Asian New Year extravaganza showcasing the rich diversity of the region. This two-day signature event features the authentic New Year tradition with 100+ Lions & Dragons dancing amid ferocious fireworks, world-class martial arts, tempting egg rolls, sweet rice & BBQ, drum performances, KidZone inflatables, […]...READ MORE
In 1930, there were fewer than 30 Chinese in Houston. By then, Houston’s Chinatown had moved from its original location at 600 Texas Avenue to the southeastern outskirts of town on Chartres Street at Rusk Avenue.
The On Leong Chinese Merchants’ building in Houston’s then-new Chinatown became the venue for the City’s first community Lion Dance celebrations for Lunar New Year. Endless strings of Lucky Red Firecrackers were suspended atop the green tiled roof. The three-story building housed the community’s elaborate Ancestors Altar, civic meeting & banquet space, as well as the ‘old bachelors’ living quarters. By 1950, there were just an estimated 1,000 Chinese Houstonians....READ MORE
How the Animals came to the Zodiac It is told that the Buddha, or in some stories, the Jade Emperor of Taoist divinity, sent forth Invitation to the Great Event. It was the invitation to the ultimate competition for Animals that might be named to the Zodiac for All Time. It would be the Great […]...READ MORE