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 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!

17 August 2015 0 Comments

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.

1 January 2015 0 Comments

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 […]