Every country has a different history, different tradition and different approach towards celebrations. And just when we thought the holidays are past, there is another celebration that many are looking forward to – the celebration of the Chinese New Year.
In 2014, on the Western calendar, the start of the New Year falls on January 31st and is The Year of the Horse. During this important celebration of the Asian culture, it is traditional to wear red, meant to ward off evil spirits.
Nowadays, Chinese New Year is not only celebrated in Chinese speaking countries like Macau, China, and Singapore but also all over the world. It is an important Chinese traditional celebration that takes place in other cities from Asia to North America.
In Arizona, the rich history and heritage of the Chinese culture is also recognized.
Come and celebrate the Chinese New Year in the Valley of the Sun.
On January 19th, the Chandler Center for the Arts will feature an amazing variety show, the 2014 Chinese New Year Show which emphasizes the spectacular traditional Chinese dance and at the same time, weaves in a powerful martial arts, instrumental and vocal performances. The 2014 Chinese New Year Show is a great family-fun outing and tickets to attend are reasonably priced.
In line with the celebration of the Chinese New Year is the Phoenix Chinese Week 2014 to be held in Margaret T. Hance Park East in Phoenix this coming February 7-9, 2014. Phoenix Chinese Week is a series of cultural, social and educational events, highlighting the diverse culture of China. Its annual 3-day Culture and Cuisine Festival that attracts thousands of participants features the arts, food, dance and entertainment, history and the heritage of China.
Prepare yourself and enjoy the running scenery at the Papago Park for the Chinese New Year – Year of the Horse 5K Run and “Wok” happening on February 2, in the park at Ramadas 9 and 10 in Phoenix, AZ. You can choose and win the race between RUN if you run, jog or do any combination of jogging and walking and WALK only if you intend to walk the whole way. There is also a free non-competitive Kids 50 yard dash. Colorful horse t-shirts, refreshments, door prizes are also available.
Celebrate the Year of the Horse in the Valley and experience the sights, sounds and taste of Chinese culture with continuous entertainment, martial arts, famous dragon dances and a lot more.
Winter is the ideal time to visit and explore the natural beauty of desert, mountains and all Arizona has to offer. If you love the mountains and the desert you will love Arizona. Indeed, the Chinese New Year holiday is the perfect time to visit Arizona.
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