Sunday, February 14, 2010
Despite down-to-the-wire negotiations with the city over police fees and post-celebration clean up, the annual Lion's Dance and Parade commenced right on time at 11 p.m.
The Chinese calender is believed to date back to 500 BC. The calender, which bases the new year on the cycles of the moon, actually predates the Gregorian calender, which is accepted as the international civil calender. Although The Republic of China adopted the Gregorian calender in 1912, most Chinese and many Asian countries still incorporate the Chinese New Year into their yearly festivities.
According to Chinese astrology, 2010 marks the Year of the Metal Tiger.
The celebration continues today starting at 11 am and continues throughout the month, ending on F
For information on 2010 Chinese New Year activities, please contact:
The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation
Michael Bixler & Cary Gaul, Team 15: City Agencies
Posted by MMBixler at 1:34 PM