LOS ANGELES, CA – Chinatown invites all of Los Angeles to welcome good health, prosperity, and harmony for the “Year of the Monkey” at Chinatown’s largest temple on Chinese New Year’s Eve. Thousands will pay respects and celebrate, light firecrackers to awaken spirits, and burn incense to usher in good fortune for the new year.
The following weekend, the community will gather for the 117th Golden Dragon Parade and Chinatown’s Chinese New Year Festival.
Lion dancers, Buddhist and Taoist monks, the heads of family associations, and many others from the Southern California Chinese community. The Parade will feature John Chiang, State Treasurer, as Grand Marshall.
The traditional ceremony takes place on the eve of Chinese New Year’s Day (2/7/2016) and are followed by 15 more days of celebration through the first two weeks of the Chinese New Year.
Midnight Temple Festival – Sunday, February 7th, 2016, 10:00 p.m. – midnight
Parade and Festival – Saturday, February 13th, 2016, 12Noon – 8PM (Parade 1-3pm)
Thien Hau Temple – 750-756 N. Yale Street, Los Angeles, 90012
Festival – 943 N. Broadway Los Angeles, 90012