Keep visiting this page to keep up with all the news and updates for the San Diego Chinese New Year Fair!
The 36th Annual Chinese New Year Fair is coming February 24 and 25, 2018! Look below for all the fun you can expect in our entertainment line up, as well as children’s activities! Line up subject to change without notice. Main Stage – Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:00 AM OPENING CEREMONY with Lucky Lion Dancers 10:30 AM Jinqiu Choir 11:00 AM Red Panda Acrobat 11:45 AM UCSD Chinese Dance Association 12:00 PM Lantern Parade and Lucky Lion Dancers 12:30 PM Asian Story Theater 1:00 PM Xingjian Dance Studio 1:30 PM Naruwan...read more
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts is our new partner and a bronze level sponsor of our Chinese New Year Fair. They will be providing the exclusive commemorative Chinese New Year Fair T-Shirts, so make sure you stop by their booth! Visit them at bigfrog.com...read more
Chinese Zodiac Legends Why are these animals in the Chinese zodiac? There are many versions of how the zodiac animals came to be. A common thread between most of these legends is the presence of an amazing race between the animals of the world. Here is one version of this race: The Jade Emperor ordered that animals would be designated as calendar signs and the twelve that arrived first would be selected. At that time, the Cat and the Rat were good friends and neighbors. When they heard this news, the Cat said to the Rat: ‘We should...read more
Traditions The new year marks a new beginning where grudges are put aside and settled. People wear new clothes, clean their homes to sweep away all traces of bad luck from the previous year and cook enormous feasts. People also buy oranges and other fruit to symbolize prosperity and good fortune. One of our favorite traditions is that children receive “lai see,” lucky money in red envelopes. Things that symbolize Chinese New Year: Lion Dance: Performed at New Year and other festivals, they are thought to scare away the bad luck. Two...read more
Video Essay Contest What does Chinese New Year mean to you? The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) of San Diego invites children and young adults age 18 and younger to submit a video describing what Chinese New Year means to them. This video contest is part of a two-day event taking place on Feb 24-25, 2018, in downtown San Diego to celebrate Chinese New Year. Entries will be reviewed and the winners will be selected by the Fair Planning Committee (Committee) consisting of community volunteers. All decisions are final and...read more
Thanks to SDG&E for sponsoring the 2018 Chinese New Year Fair! SDG&E has been a long time supporter of the Chinese New Year Fair. We are happy to partner with our sponsors and appreciative of their support. We could not have this event without the support of our sponsors!read more
Welcome to the new San Diego Chinese New Year Fair website! Stay tuned here for all of our news and updates! The 36th Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Fair will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday, February 24 and 25, 2018 in downtown San Diego, at Third Avenue and J Street!read more