January 23, 2012 marks the beginning of the Year of the Dragon. A Dragon Year comes every twelve years and alternates Dragons based on five elements. 2012 marks the year of the Water Dragon. Other Dragon years are the Wood Dragon, the Metal Dragon, the Earth Dragon, and the Fire Dragon.
The Lunar New Year is celebrated by many Asian cultures including by individuals from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Sydney, and Singapore. The Dragon, a “sacred creature,” is a symbol of power, courage, dignity, and good fortune in all aspects of life.
Come and celebrate Lunar New Year in Houston with Lions! Dragons! Fireworks! on February 4 & 5 from Noon – 7PM at the Viet Hoa Center in the Beltway Plaza, 8300 W. Sam Houston Parkway South with live music, dance, food, KidZone activities and martial arts. There will also be an evening show on February 4 from 7PM – 10PM. Admission is free.