Lunar New Year Houston

Lunar New Year Houston 2019

Celebrate the Year of the Earth Pig

February 9-10, 2019 / 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Viet Hoa Center @ Beltway 8 Plaza
8388 W. Sam Houston Parkway South
Houston 77072 FREE ADMISSION

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

10 January 2019 Comments Off on 2019 Year of the Earth Pig

2019 Year of the Earth Pig

The Pig Year wants us all to get along. Kind of refreshing, yes?

Given the “risky business” of the 2017 Rooster preceding the dire reckonings and conflict of the 2018 Dog Year, “getting along” in this Pig Year will be a bit of a pendulum swing.

All manner of deficiencies born of the Rooster & Dog years will be brought back into balance. So much so, we must not become too complacent.

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 Fire Rooster – 2017

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 […]