Austin (KXAN) – Lunar New Year begins on Sunday.
The Lunar New Year marks the beginning of the new lunar calendar and the celebration of the arrival of spring. He is known in Asian communities around the world by various names, the most commonly used being “Chunuji”.
Here are a few celebrations in Central Texas this weekend:
Lunar New Year at the Terrazas Branch Library
When: Saturday, January 21, 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Terrazas Branch, 1105 E. César Chávez Street, Austin
The event, hosted by the Austin Public Library, will feature a performance by the Chinese School of Dance. It’s free and open to the public.
western chinese tea lunar new year festival
When: Saturday, January 21, from 6:00 pm to midnight.
Where: West China Tea, 4706 N. I-35, Austin.
The Western Chinese Lunar Tea Festival will include unlimited tea set, live music, lion dance, art show and gift cup of tea. The event is free for children under 12. The price is $35 per ticket, according to the Eventbrite website.
Lunar New Year Festival 2023
When: Sunday, January 22, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Paper + Craft Pantry, 1023 Springdale Road, Austin.
The second annual Lunar New Year festival is a public celebration that is attended by dozens of vendors. There is a VIP badge that will allow you to enter one hour before the start of the event (10:00). There is also a donation participation option where you can come and go at your leisure. The suggested donation is between $5 and $15 per person, according to the Eventbrite website.
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