SACRAMENTO, Calif — In the United States, New Year's celebrations continue to be in full swing. Starting Feb. 1, families around the world who celebrate the Lunar New Year will be ushering in the Year of the Tiger.
Just like the name suggests, the Lunar New Year is based on the lunar calendar and begins with the first new moon and ends on the first full moon. It's also celebrated in many east and some southeast Asian countries.
In Sacramento, you may hear firecrackers and see stacks of red envelopes and lanterns beginning this weekend. There are plenty of ways you can join in on the festivities across the Sacramento region!
Lunar New Year Pop-Up
Enjoy some delicious Asian dishes and baked goods while shopping for local handmade products. The event is free to the public and pet friendly. Face masks will be required at all times, regardless of vaccination status.
- 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- The Creative Space (1525 U St., Sacramento)
ARI Lunar New Year Celebration
Watch a traditional lion dance and enjoy celebrations with the whole family. Kids who attend will receive gifts.
- 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Asian Resources, Inc. Headquarters (6270 Elder Creek Road, Sacramento)
Lunar New Year Celebration
Join Vice Mayor Darren Suen and councilmember Stephanie Nguyen in welcoming the Lunar New Year. Feed the lion during the lion dance to bring good luck for the year. There will be limited giveaways and masks and hand sanitizer will be provided.
- 1- 2:30 p.m.
- The Preserve at District56 (8230 Civic Center Dr., Elk Grove)
Tết (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) Celebration
Experience the traditional dragon dance, hear firecrackers and watch a teen talent show. The event is free to the public.
- Sears parking lot (5901 Florin Road, Sacramento)
2022 Lunar New Year Celebration
Natomas Charter School's Performing and Fine Arts Academy will perform with fan dancing and cultural expressions. The performance will also feature special guests from the Blackrock Dance Company. Everyone over the age of two will be required to wear masks.
- Starts at 11 a.m.
- Natomas Charter School (4600 Blackrock Dr., Sacramento)
- $5 to attend
Japantown Lunar New Year Festival
Join My Sister's House Treasures for entertainment and craft tables, all while learning more about the nonprofit organization and other local businesses.
- 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- My Sister's House Treasures (2223 10th St., Sacramento)
Chinese New Year Celebration
Join the Chinese New Year Culture Association (CNYCA) virtually for the 25th anniversary of its annual celebration. Learn about and support local organizations and vendors through the event.
- 7 - 9 p.m.
- Via Zoom (email email@example.com)
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