Seattle holds forth grand celebrations for the Chinese New Year each year. This year too promises to be no different as preparations have already begun to usher in the Year of the Pig 2019 with a bang.
There are a host of places that hold fabulous events to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
One can choose from a wide range of entertainment venues to be at to celebrate the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar. A series of cultural activities are scheduled for ringing in a brand new year. The euphoria and zeal among people during this festive time is quite palpable.
For Chinese New Year 2019, Seattle looks to come awash in bright colors as magnificent festivities are held throughout the city. Significant traditions and customs are also observed with great reverence by the locals as they celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. Several events are lined up during this time of the year. Catch the traditional lion and dragon dance performances, martial art shows, parade and musical shows to get an insight into the traditions and cultural heritage of the Chinese community in Seattle. Revelers can expect to have a great time as they can delight in myriad activities.
Children can take part in various activities that are planned as part of the Chinese New Year. Even for 2019 Year of the Pig, the Chinatown-International District has organized spectacular line-up of events, especially for the young ones to keep them entertained. The festive flavor brings joy and spreads good cheer around. The cultural extravaganza of the Chinatown-International District also features calligraphy drawing, temporary tattoos, origami, face painting & balloons, and games and various other activities. Children can also have fun strutting in their best cultural outfit on stage on the fourth annual Children’s Parade Contest organized as part of the Chinese New Year festival.
The dose of entertainment doubles up as streets fills up beautiful sights and sounds made by the dancing troupes, Taiko drummers, martial art performers and magicians. Vietnamese Lion Dance is another great highlight planned for celebrating the New Year. Crowds gathering at the Hing Hay Park, Maynard Avenue, S & S King St, Seattle can also capture Shi Shi Mai performance. Do not forget to witness the Filipino Drill Team performance or the traditional Korean performances arranged in Chinatown International district as part of festivities arranged to mark the Lunar New Year.
Fireworks light up the Seattle skyline and it’s a spectacle to see vibrant colors filling up not just the sky but also streets with varied performances planned for the Chinese New Year. For a unique experience of festivities, be at the Lake City Community Center, Seattle that will host the
Chinese New Year Celebration and Lion Dance on Saturday, January 28. The show would feature Martial Arts Hapkido and Tai Chi demonstrations. People attending the community celebrations can also be a part of the interactive Qi-Gong Asian Medicine Acupuncture show. Games, dances, musical shows, martial arts demonstrations and other great events are planned to double the fun quotient of celebrations during the Chinese New Year 2019.
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