Lunar New Year Celebration

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/24/2009 - 10:48.
02/07/2009 - 13:00
02/08/2009 - 16:00

Cleveland Public Library
Presents a Two-day Lunar New Year Celebration

Featuring Traditional Asian Entertainment and Refreshments

Free and open to the public

二月七日星期六下午及二月八日 星期日下午两场演出

Saturday program
Feburary 7, 2009 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

Sunday program
Feburary 8, 2009 2:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

Main Library Auditorium
Louis Stokes Wing
East 6th & Superior Ave.
Tel: 216-623-2895 for more information


325 Superior Ave Cleveland Public Library Main Library Auditorium
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
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Lunar New Year Memories

  The Plain Dealer ran a nice piece on filmmaker Johnny Wu on Sunday, Jan 25, 2009. 

On Lunar New Year's Eve, my father would put a big, fresh apple next to our pillows. When we woke up the next morning, the aroma of the apple would [signify] giving us a new start. We were to wear clothes that were never worn before to "renew" our life.

We would take the apple to the altar and place it with other fruits. Our ancestors' pictures would be there, too. Our parents would be sitting [by] the altar. We would bow to our ancestors wishing them Happy New Year and then bow to our parents wishing them Happy New Year and a prosperous long life. Then our parents would give us red envelopes that included some money. Later we would eat a delicious home-cooked, 10-course dinner with the family.