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For Immediate Release:
January 30, 2014
Media Contact:
Rene Diaz

The Chinese New Year’s celebration begins on Friday, January 31, 2014

(MIAMI) – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa, the Board of County Commissioners and The Asian Advisory Board wishes all the Asian community a Happy Chinese New Year! and  invite the public to the 26th Annual Lunar New Year, a two-week celebration of the Year of the Horse. The celebration in Miami-Dade County will commence with an event at the Zen Village in Cocunut grove on Friday, January 31, 2014 and will conclude on Sunday, February 16, 2014 with the Chinese New Year Festival at Miami-Dade College Kendall Campus, an event co-sponsored by the Asian-American Advisory Board.

The Chinese New Year, also referred to as the “Lunar New Year,” is an important traditional Chinese holiday that runs for two weeks starting during the Chinese New Year's Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month. The Source of the Chinese New Year comes from old-world traditions and mysticism.

The celebrations have traveled from the East to the Western hemisphere with large festivals, fireworks, Lion Dance, face painting, Chinese jump rope and many more. This year will more than 6,000 people are expected to attend the Lantern Festival on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Miami-Dade College Kendall Campus, 11011 S.W. 104 Street (Gymnasium) starting at 11:00 a.m.

“During the 26th annual celebration of the Chinese New Year in Miami-Dade County, I want to acknowledge the years of continued tradition that makes this event happen.” Said Chairwoman Sosa. “I wish all of those who celebrate, a happy and joyous Chinese New Year.”

For more information contact the Miami-Dade College Kendall Campus at 305-237-2000 or the Miami-Dade County Asian Advisory Board at (305) 375-1570.