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Tuesday: Celebrate Lunar New Year with APISA

This Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 1 – 3 p.m., join APISA for a Lunar New Year Celebration in Oakland and at the UCPath Center! APISA will provide food, cultural activities and networking time in both locations. The Oakland celebration will also feature a special live performance from the Cal Vietnamese Student Association Lion Dance team at 2 p.m. The lion dance is an essential ritual in Chinese tradition believed to bring good luck and drive away evil spirits on auspicious occasions. A good performance can bring good luck and happiness!

Join us

  • What: APISA Lunar New Year Celebration
  • When: Feb. 6, 1  – 3 p.m.
  • Where: Oakland Broadway Conference Center | UCPath Center (location TBD)

From 2 – 3 p.m. PT, you can also participate in the Oakland festivities via Zoom! Join using this Link:

About the Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year is the first moon of a lunar calendar or lunisolar calendar year, which uses moon cycles to determine each month. Lunar New Year is a celebration of the arrival of spring. The event is celebrated by numerous cultures in various ways at diverse dates. It is the most important holiday in China, and it is also widely celebrated in South Korea, Vietnam and other countries with a significant overseas Chinese population. While the official dates encompassing the holiday vary by culture, those celebrating consider it the time of the year to reunite with immediate and extended family.

2024: Year of the Wood Dragon

This year’s Lunar New Year falls on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024 and welcomes the Year of the Wood Dragon. The dragon represents authority, prosperity and good fortune. Those born in the year of the dragon are known for their captivating demeanor, distinct personality and strong leadership abilities. When combined with the nourishing wood element, this year will bring evolution, improvement and abundance; it is the perfect time for rejuvenated beginnings and setting the foundation for long-term success.

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