Chinese New Year celebrations kick off in Alhambra

Alhambra's Chinese New Year Festival 20121Alhambra's Chinese New Year Festival 2012

Chinese New Year celebrations kicked off in Alhambra on Jan. 14 at City Hall, World Journal (世界日报)  reports. A Chinese New Year Art and cultural exhibition will take be on display from Jan. 15-31. Alhambra Mayor Barbara Messina and councilmen Stephen Sham, Gary Yamauchi, and Luis Ayala attended at the kick-off ceremony on Monday. 

Alhambra will also celebrate on Feb. 16 with the 22nd Chinese New Year Carnival. According to event director Huiping Chen, entertainment will include a dragon and lion dance show, a traditional Chinese play, Sichuan face-changing opera, and games. Festivities will take place between Garfield Avenue and Almansor Street on Valley Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are free to the public.  

 

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