Lions! Dragons! Fireworks!
Join us to Celebrate the New Year!
Lunar New Year Houston Celebration
Saturday & Sunday
February 16 & 17, 2013
Noon – Dusk
Viet Hoa Center @ Beltway Plaza
8388 W. Sam Houston Parkway South, Houston, Texas
Snake Year Folklore
Place a pine twig branch to represent the Snake at your front door on the Eve of the New Year (February 9). It’s suggested to wear dark colored clothing for the New Year in recognition of 2013 as the Year of the Black Snake. Some astrologers call this a year of the Snake Sleeping in Winter, “which warns of a period of preparing for hard times”. In Japan, a most beautiful woman is complimented as “a real snake”. From ancient times, the Vietnamese and Chinese believed ” a snake in the house” meant the family would never starve. Vietnam is sometimes called the Land of Snakes. The Snake is essential in the ecological balance for they eat the mice that eat the farmers’ rice!