Often called “Chinese New Year,” the Lunar New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations, including (in addition to China and Hong Kong) Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, and the Philippines. And, yes, we do have celebrations throughout Houston as well.
It’s a major holiday for the Chinese community and marks the beginning of a new animal zodiac. This year Lunar New Year is on Monday, February 8, 2016. And the new year is the year of the Monkey.
Here’s a brief list of what’s going on in Houston to celebrate Lunar New Year. Please check with the venue for information on tickets.
EVENTS BY DATE
2016 Lunar New Year Celebration at the Houston Public Library’s Walter Neighborhood Library on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 1 pm. Walter Neighborhood Library is located at 7660 Clarewood Dr., Houston, Texas 77036.
Chinese New Year at The Woodlands Children’s Museum on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 10 am to 2 pm. The museum is located at 4775 W Panther Creek Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77381.
2016 Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10 am to 4 pm. This event will take place at the Chinese Community Center, located at 9800 Town Park Dr., Houston, TX 77036.
Lunar New Year Festival at Discovery Green on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 6 pm to 10 pm. Discovery Green is located at 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010.
2016 Lunar New Year Houston festival on February 13 & 14, 2016 at 11 am to 7 pm. This event will be held at Viet Hoa Center @ Beltway 8 Plaza, located at 8388 W. Sam Houston Parkway South, Houston, TX 77072.
Texas Lunar Festival on Saturday, February 13, 2016. This event will take place at Houston City Hall (in Downtown Houston), located at 901 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002
Lunar New Year Houston Symphony concert on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm. This concert will be held at Houston Baptist University, Morris Center located at 7502 Fondren Rd., Houston, TX 77074.
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