Chinese New Year Celebration and Cultural Fair
Celebrate the Year of the Rat! The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association is partnering with Great Wall Chinese Academy to celebrate the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. It ushers in the Year of the Rat in 2020. The Rat is also associated with the Earthly Branch (??—dì zhi) Zi (?) and the midnight hours. In the terms of yin and yang (??—yin yáng), the Rat is yang and represents the beginning of a new day. Rats are clever, quick thinkers; successful, but content with living a quiet and peaceful life. Come and enjoy traditional music, exciting Chinese Dragon and Lion dances, beautiful folk dances and amazing Chinese martial art-Kung Fu demonstrations during the performance from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.. Performers are talented school-age individuals and some professionals. All children will receive a red envelope, while supplies last, the traditional means of giving a blessing to the younger generation in the Chinese New Year. A Cultural Fair and Taste of China will also be on hand from Noon – 4:00 p.m. and will feature traditional folk art displays, Chinese costumes, crafts, authentic Chinese calligraphy and brush paintings, numerous Chinese shops, delicious Chinese New Year refreshments and food. Saturday, January 25 • Performances: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Cultural Fair: Noon – 4:00 p.m. • Southridge Recreation Center, Wildcat Mountain Auditorium, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd, Highlands Ranch • $8 in advance and $11 everyone, at the door, if not sold out(ages 2 and under free on parents lap) Cultural Fair is Free and open to the public• Info: HRCAonline.org or 303-791-2500
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