Celebrate Lunar New Year at Asian Town Center (3820 Superior Ave. Cleveland) this Sunday Feb 3 from 12 – 5 p.m. This is a FREE celebration, and all are invited!

Bring in the Year of the Pig with the Kwan Lion Dance team at 12 p.m., followed by the OCA Greater Cleveland Dragon Dance Team at 1 p.m. Don’t forget to bring your red envelope to feed the Lion for good luck!

Participate in free Tai Chai from 3:30 – 5 p.m. (open for all to participate).

Free Parking in parking lots A, B, & C, at E. 38th and Superior Avenue. Get there early and have lunch at Meiga Korean BBQ on the 2nd Floor or grab a quick bite in the Asia Food Cafe.

The Lunar New Year or Spring Festival but commonly known in the U.S. as Chinese New Year takes place on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, and it is the Year of the Earth Boar or Pig.  The Boar/Pig is the twelfth sign in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac.  Those born in the years 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019 are characteristically diligent, compassionate, and generous.  Those born in the Year of the Earth Boar are also said to be more communicative, popular among their peers, and have a good sense of timekeeping.  Based on Feng Shiu, lucky colors in 2019 are yellow, red, and white.  The Lunar New Year is one of the most celebrated holidays in Asian culture and growing in popularity.  It is celebrated with lucky symbolic foods, family reunions, and time spent with friends and loved ones.

For more fun-filled Lunar New Year celebrations around Cleveland, visit https://ocagc.org/2019lunarnewyearcalendar/.

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics.