One of the region’s most anticipated Chinese New Year
events will return to California State University, Sacramento from 11 a.m. to
11 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 19 in the University Union Ballroom when the University
hosts the 8th annual Chinese New Year Festival celebrating the Year of the Rooster.
An opening ceremony is set for 1 p.m.
Events marking the 4702 lunar year on the Chinese calendar
include traditional lion dance, kung-fu performed by Shaolin monks, Szechuan
“changing face” opera, children’s games and music. Featured
during the celebration will be the unveiling of the U.S. Postal Service’s
Year of the Rooster stamp. Ballroom dancing will also be a highlight, starting
at 7 p.m.
The event is presented by the Chinese New Year Culture Association,
an alliance of 17 area non-profit organizations, in partnership with the University.
Tickets are $3 general, $1 for children 12 and younger, and are available at
the door. For more information or to arrange tickets in advance for groups,
call (916) 397-1959. Media assistance is available from public affairs at (916)