February 14 Chinese New Year
The oldest and most important festival in China is the Spring Festival, more commonly known in the West as Chinese New Year. 2010 is the Year of the Tiger
Some area events that you may want to attend are:
Chicago’s 2010 Chinese New Year Parade will take place Sunday February 14, 2010 at 12:30pm. Celebrating the Lunar New Year and ushering in the “Year of the Tiger” The Chinese New Year Parade will run on Wentworth from 24 th St. to Cermak Rd.
The 2010 Chicago Chinatown New Year Parade will include marching bands, floats, lion teams, a 100 foot long Mystical Dragon, Miss Chinatown and Miss Friendship Ambassador.
Chinese Fine Arts Society at Navy Pier . A festival of performances, including Chinese Lion Dancers, music, martial arts demonstrations, folk dance, calligraphy, arts and crafts and more, will honor the “Year of the Tiger.” Since Feb. 14 is also Valentine’s Day, there will be love-inspired routines for all ages. Audiences are welcome to participate in a variety of activities to celebrate a new beginning in a new year!
Chinese Brush Painting Workshop with Bruce Iverson:
Feb 14, 2010 at 10:00am where:2603 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL at the Evanston Art Center
Fun things to do with your kids: Make a paper bag tiger puppet. It is easy and fun
All you need is a lunch bag, orange paint, black pipe cleaners, black, orange and white construction paper, glue and a little imagination.
For more information on the Chinese New Year and to get your Fortune click this link: