Celebrate the Chinese New Year 2017 in the city of Austin Texas with traditional rituals and modern festivities associated with the occasion.
Introduction to Austin
Austin is located in United States of America and it stands as the capital of Texas. It is considered to be 7th most populous city in US. Austin has been developing at a quick pace and with the advent of new technologies and adaptation of these technologies in the city; Austin has got its name as Silicon Hills. The city of Austin is also known to world as Live Musical Capital of the World. The city experiences a violet colored sunset on hills during the winter season. This view is so breath taking that Austin is also nicknamed as violet crown.
Humid subtropical climate known for hot summers and mild and cool winters prevail in Austin. It is rich in cultural heritage. The culture of Austin revolves around theatre, films and music. O. Henry Pun-Off and Carnaval Brasileiro are some of the many hosted festivals and events in Austin. Cultural heritage and traditions of Austin are largely depicted in many museums, monuments and galleries which are present in the city.
Austin acts as a magnet for large number of people due to its stunning beauties. Some of the most visited places in Austin include Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, Lady Bird Lake, Bull Creek, Barton Springs Pool, Lake Walter E. Long, Zilker Park, Tom Miller Dam, Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, Austin Aquarium, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Moonlight tower, Lake Austin, Auditorium shores, Zilker Botanical Garden, Barton Creek, McKinney Falls State park, French Erwin Centre, Elisabet Ney Museum, French Legation, Hippies Hollow park, Deep Eddy Pool, Austin Zoo and Emma Long Metropolitan Bank.
CNY parties and celebrations
Chinatown in Austin is going to celebrate Chinese New Year with full zeal and zest and ritual activities. Chinatown shopping and cuisine centre will offer a wide range of celebrations including face painting for kids, firecracker explosion shows and family friendly activities. The best celebrations of event in shopping and cuisine centre are lion and dragon dances.
The Chinatown Center will be hosting Austin’s biggest Chinese New Year celebrations, with a full day of events. The center is home to a number of Austin’s best Asian restaurants, as well as the massive MT Supermarket. The Chinatown Center’s annual Chinese New Year blowout is not to be missed. From 10 am to noon, the opening ceremony kicks off with performances from Austin Dance India, Hawaiian Kona Island, The Love of China School of Dance as well as drumming, martial arts, dragon and lion dances and a firecrackers display. Performances continue all day long, in addition to a rock wall, bungee trampoline, mechanical bull, and more. The event is free and also features food from local vendors and a fair featuring local artistsans.
Many traditional foods are easily available in Chinese restaurants. On this day people like to eat tikoy which is a traditional dish made of sticky rice. It is believed that eating sweet dishes will increase the chances of fortune and good luck in the New Year. Slow Food Austin will be hosting a “slow session” at in.gredients featuring West China Tea Company in honor of the new year. Sohan Fan will share his favorite teas as well as the best methods for steeping and serving. Imperia will be hosting a Chinese New Year party in their new nightclub, Bambu. They’ll also be offering sushi specials in a restaurant, and there will be a dragon dance at 9 p.m.
Accommodations for CNY
There are many places in Austin which accommodate large number of tourists. Some of the highly booked places are Hampton Inn Austin Oak Hill, Travaasa Austin, Lone Star Court, Hyatt Place Austin Downtown, Staybridge Suites Austin NW, Holiday inn Austin Airport, Hotel Ella, Four Seasons Hotel Austin and Lake Austin Spa Resort.