Lunar New Year Houston

Lunar New Year Houston 2018

SAVE THE DATE for 2018!

February 24-25, 2018 / 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Viet Hoa Center @ Beltway 8 Plaza
8388 W. Sam Houston Parkway South
Houston 77072


Sponsored in part by the generous support of
The Brown Foundation and The Strake Foundation.

10 January 2017 Comments Off on Visit HOUSTON’s 2017 Lunar New Year Houston

Visit HOUSTON’s 2017 Lunar New Year Houston

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 […]

24 May 2016 Comments Off on Super Lunar New Year – Year of the Fire Rooster 2017

Super Lunar New Year – Year of the Fire Rooster 2017

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.

31 January 2016 Comments Off on Lunar New Year Houston Awarded Top Festival 2016 !

Lunar New Year Houston Awarded Top Festival 2016 !

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, […]

17 August 2015 0 Comments

The Lunar New Year Story in Houston

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.

1 January 2015 0 Comments

Past Year’s Stories

Year of the Red Fire Money – 2016

Year of the Green Wooden Goat – 2015 

Year of the Water Horse – 2014

The Mystery of the Year of the Snake – 2013

The Water Dragon Year – 2012

The Year of the Rabbit and the Cat – 2011

6 October 2008 0 Comments

Great Race for the 12 Creatures of the Zodiac

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 […]