As the Chinese diaspora today ushers in the Year of the Dog, many are celebrating through costume parades, firecracker ceremonies and fanciful shows to commemorate the beginning of the spring season. This year it is the Chinese Year of the Dog as per the calendar.
February 16 begins the year of the Earth Dog, and in recognition of the new year, the city's Animal Services Department joined the event with canines from local shelters available for adoption. It is widely recognized that good health is the foundation of all else, so from here, we draw your attention to the deep cultural connection to holistic health practices that spring from a 5000-year-old tradition of Chinese Medicine.
Will you be celebrating lunar new year this weekend?
"Councilmember David Ryu.to host this year's Lunar New Year celebration", said Councilman Gil Cedillo.
It's the year of the dog! .
It's one of the biggest parties of the year around the world.
But the ruling Communist Party was never far away, as other songs evoked the "new era" advocated by President Xi Jinping or his pet "New Silk Roads" infrastructure project.
Each of the animal years are different based on the element of that particular year, with this year being the year of the Earth Dog, marking the first one since 1958. Children get excited about red envelopes filled with money. While Chinese celebrate on January 1 after adopting the Western calendar in 1912, the Chinese New Year continues to be a highly anticipated traditional holiday in the country, per History.com.