Lunar New Year Houston

Lunar New Year Houston 2016

Year of the Fire Monkey

February 13-14, 2016 / 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Viet Hoa Center @ Beltway Plaza
8388 West Sam Houston Parkway South 77072

Sponsored in part by the generous support of
The Brown Foundation and The Strake Foundation.

18 January 2016 Comments Off on 2016 Performance Program announced

2016 Performance Program announced

Saturday, February 13

11:00 Red Envelope Ceremony!
Vican Tan Sun
11:30 Vietnamese New Year Bamboo Kids
12:00 New Year Greetings – Jimmy Nguyen
12:30 Chinese & Vietnamese New Year Music
1:00 Vovinam Thang Long Houston
1:20 Changlu Wu Music Ensemble
2:00 NEW YEAR GREETINGS! Public Officials
2:30 Phap Luan Temple LION DANCE & Fireworks!
3:00 Ari Rang – Korean Classical Dance
3:30 GDPT Linh Son Temple LION DANCE & Fireworks!
4:00 Houston Songshan Shaolin Temple Kung Fu
4:30 La Vang Church LION DANCE & Fireworks!
5:00 Anjali Center for Indian Performing Arts
5:30 Shaolin Kung Fu Academy LION DANCE & Fireworks!
6:00 Happy New Year!
Sunday, February 14
11:30 Red Envelope Ceremony!
Vican Tan Sun
12:00 Thien Sinh Hoi Zenobics Society Tai Chi
12:30 TET Music by Dan Ca Quang Ho Bac Ninh
1:00 Happy Dance – Chinese Traditional Dance
1:30 Young Pride LION DANCE
2:00 NEW YEAR GREETINGS! Public Officials
2:30 Phap Luan Temple LION DANCE & Fireworks!
3:00 Korean Farm Dance – Ceremonial Blessings
3:30 Vien Thong Tu Temple LION DANCE & Fireworks!
4:00 Vovinam Hoa Lu – Master Trung Vo
4:30 Teo Chew Temple LION DANCE & Lucky Red Firecrackers!
5:00 Vovinam Hoa Lu – Master Trung Vo
5:30 Teo Chew Temple LION & DRAGON DANCE & Fireworks!
6:00 Happy New Year!


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18 August 2015 Comments Off on 2016 Year of the Red Fire Monkey

2016 Year of the Red Fire Monkey

This Fire Monkey Year focuses more powerful karmic Yang energy on success for the Individual with personal initiative, not for the Group. This Year favors fortune for quick minds with brave hearts. Ingenuity, inventiveness and intrinsic insight will reap unexpected rewards for incisive risk-taking. The ingenuity energy of this Year rewards those who dare to be different. Original thinkers, with smart, unconventional solutions are destined to succeed in this Red Fire Monkey Year!

The Red Fire Monkey Year is chaotic, dynamic, challenging and intensely competitive! Its exuberant high-speed pace accelerates progress & change in all life areas- business, technology, relationships, family & even in glacial government bureaucracies.

Advances in technology and communications across all human endeavors explode in unexpected success. Changes will come fast and furious, leaving many unsettled and uneasy; challenging others to compete as never before.

This is a time to re-evaluate old thinking, both in business and relationships. This is the prime opportunity to re-organize and re-evaluate our approach to stubborn problems and run with new ideas. Embrace the chaos. Trust your instincts.

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The Lunar New Year Story in Houston

In 1930, there were fewer than 30 Chinese in Houston. By then, Houston’s Chinatown had moved from its original location at 600 Texas Avenue to the southeastern outskirts of town on Chartres Street at Rusk Avenue.

The On Leong Chinese Merchants’ building in Houston’s then-new Chinatown became the venue for the City’s first community Lion Dance celebrations for Lunar New Year. Endless strings of Lucky Red Firecrackers were suspended atop the green tiled roof. The three-story building housed the community’s elaborate Ancestors Altar, civic meeting & banquet space, as well as the ‘old bachelors’ living quarters. By 1950, there were just an estimated 1,000 Chinese Houstonians.

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Past Year’s Stories

Year of the Green Wooden Goat – 2015 

Year of the Water Horse – 2014

The Mystery of the Year of the Snake – 2013

The Water Dragon Year – 2012

The Year of the Rabbit and the Cat – 2011

6 October 2008 0 Comments

Great Race for the 12 Creatures of the Zodiac

How the Animals came to the Zodiac It is told that the Buddha, or in some stories, the Jade Emperor of Taoist divinity, sent forth Invitation to the Great Event.  It was the invitation to the ultimate competition for Animals that might be named to the Zodiac for All Time.  It would be the Great […]