Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Lunar New Year!
This year, the Lunar New Year begins on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 and will be followed by 15 days of celebrations marking the transition from the Year of the Ox to the Year of the Tiger.
The Lunar New Year is celebrated by millions of people all over the world, including generations of people in the United States. Alameda County has officially marked the occasion for over 15 years, gathering together with local students and County staff to enjoy live performances and delicious food.
Although COVID prevents us from hosting our in-person Lunar New Year Celebration, it is still important to come together in some way as a community and embrace our traditions.
I invite you to enjoy a brief video recording that includes yours truly, as well as County Administrator Susan Muranshi, and 3 performances featuring local performers: Daniel Leung’s White Crane Lion Dancing Ensemble, Winnie Wong- a local ‘guzheng’ artist, and the Parangal Dance Company.
In addition, my office has created a special Lunar New Year Activity Booklet for school-age children. In it, they will learn more about how Lunar New Year is celebrated, as well as enjoy fun coloring activities.
Wishing you a healthy and prosperous Year of the Tiger!
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