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Chinese Lantern Festival

1001 Golfview
(281) 633-4734
  • Presented By: Fort Bend County Libraries
  • Dates: 2/8/2020
  • Location: Fort Bend County Libraries - George Memorial Libra...
  • Address: 1001 Golfview
  • Phone: (281) 633-4734
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: FREE
  • Admission: FREE
  • Area of Town: Southwest
  • Free Admission: Yes
  • overview

    In recognition of the Chinese Lunar New Year, Fort Bend County Libraries will celebrate with a Chinese Lantern Festival on Saturday, February 8, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the lobby of George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Dancing lions from the Soaring Phoenix Dragon & Lion Dance Association will entertain visitors at 2:30 pm. Crafts and activities celebrating the Year of the Rat are planned for families with children of all ages. Max Nguyen, a paper-crafting volunteer with the Chinese Community Center, will demonstrate the art of origami, which involves folding and twisting pieces of paper to create whimsical works of art. Visitors may also join in playing Cai Deng Mi, or “Guessing the Lantern’s Riddle,” and win a prize if the answer is correct! The celebration at the library will feature authentic red lanterns that were presented to Fort Bend County in 2012, by representatives of Chancheng District, of Foshan City, China. The lanterns will hang in the lobby of the library for the day’s festivities. The Chinese Lantern Festival marks the culmination of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration. The festival is part of an ancient ceremony welcoming spring, and the lantern symbolizes the lengthening days of the season. It is also thought to ward off evil spirits. The Chinese Lantern Festival activities are free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call George Memorial Library (281-342-4455) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).

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