Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chinese New Year Celebration

We attended "Dance of Joy" this past Sunday at the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium in St. Paul in celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year. Also known as the Lunar New Year, this is the most important of traditional Chinese holidays. This year it begins on January 23rd.

As a part of the Chinese New Year tradition there is a twelve year rotation, with animals representing each of those years.  2012 is the Year of the Dragon.  People born during the Year of the Dragon are thought to be characterized by excitement, unpredictability, exhilaration and intensity.

This event was  hosted by the Twin Cities Chinese Dance Center.

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