Largest Celebration of Chinese Culture in South Central U.S. to be Held in Houston


Chinese New Year Festival Inc., a non-profit organization, announced today that Houston’s 17th Annual Asian Lunar New Year Festival Celebration will be held on Feb. 16, 2013 with a new name “Texas Lunar Festival “ it will take place at Alief Amity Park located at 12509 Alief Clodine Rd. Houston, TX 77082.

Last year celebration drew over 10,000 attendees. Festival is open to general public. We not only celebrate an important part of Asian but also have international performance. In the Chinese Lunar Calendar, a different animal or mythological beast is represented every year in a twelve-year cycle. The year of 2013 is the Year of Snake.

The Chinese New Year Celebration was adopted in China in 1912. Chinese people on the mainland, on the island of Taiwan, and Chinese abroad continue to regard the date given in the old Chinese lunar calendar as the beginning of the New Year. The Chinese New Year Celebration is the largest celebration of the Chinese community in South Central United States. It is a one of a kind family oriented event that attracts large numbers of people from every ethnic group. The festival offers a series of displays, food booths, entertainment, acrobats, lion’s dancers, martial arts demonstrations, and carnival rides, games and doors prizes of all ages. Activities are carefully selected to compliment this great and exciting celebration.

The promoters of this event are: Southern News Group, Chinese New Year Festival Inc., International Trade Center, International Management District, Southern Chinese Daily News, USA Printing, and ITV International Television 55.5.