• Chinese New Year in Alhambra


    by Winston Chua

    ALHAMBRA – The19th Annual Lunar Year Festival will take place on Saturday, Feb. 6on Valley Boulevard, in between Garfield Avenue and Almansor in Alhambra. Eventcoordinator Pinky Chen expects that there will be at least 25,000 people there.

    “It started with the idea to preserve culture, for allpeoples and for all generations to experience together,” she said.

    Chen has been the event’s organizer for the past 13 yearsand said the best part of the event is sharing with non-Asians a crucial partof Chinese culture. The event, free to the public, is a way for the Asiancommunity to share their culture with people who want to know more about Asiancelebration.

    The event, brought by the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce, TheChina Press, Phoenix TV and Wells Fargo, will feature Chinese dance, Kungfu,more than 250 booths and H1N1 shots. The University of Southern Californiamedical school will offer their time, services and resources to the communityas well.

    Unlike in previous years, the parade has been cancelled.Organizers note, however, that there will be no shortage of activities andexhibits there, like tasting gourmet café, floral exhibitions, drawings,costumes, piano, violin, games and raffle contests.

    People at the parade will have photo opportunities with theTournament of Roses Queen and Court.

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