Lunar New Year – also known as Chinese Chunjie, Vietnamese Tet, Korean Solnal, Tibetan Losar, and Spring Festival – begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends on the first full moon of the lunar calendar, 15 days later.
The Year of the Tiger began on February 1, and people across the Bay Area celebrated the new year in the subsequent weeks. During this time, people try to avoid washing their hair, sweeping the house, taking out the trash, and using scissors – as all of these might clear away the good luck! People also dress in red to maximize the fortune and wealth this year will bring.
Family Connections’ Lunar New Year Celebration
To celebrate the Lunar New Year, we invited the community to celebrate with us on February 11. What a day of good fortune it was! The outdoor, free celebration featured lion dancing, lucky food and PPE bag giveaways, crafts, bingo, and more. Hundreds of individuals attended the event to watch the festivities and the kids joyously took turns petting the lions for luck. We wish everyone a healthy and prosperous new year!