Say welcome to Chinese New Year in Texas 2017. This New Year focuses more powerful karmic Yang energy on success for the Individual with personal initiative, not for the Group. This Year favors fortune for quick minds with brave hearts. Ingenuity, inventiveness and intrinsic insight will reap unexpected rewards for incisive risk-taking. The ingenuity energy of this Year rewards those who dare to be different. Original thinkers, with smart, unconventional solutions are destined to succeed in this Lunar Year 2016.
Introduction to Texas
Texas is the second most populous and second largest of the United States. Among the 48 contiguous states, it is the largest state. It is located in south central part of United States of America. It is surrounded on south by Mexican states of Chihuahua, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon and Coahuilla, on west by New Mexico State, on north by state of Oklahoma, on northeast by Arkansas and on east by Louisiana. The largest city in state of Texas is Houston. Austin stands at the position of capital of Texas.
Texas is filled up with many places for tourists. some of the best places in state are San Antonio Riverwalk, Alamo Mission in San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld San Antonio, Texas State Capitol, Dallas World Aquarium, Moody Gardens, Natural Bridge Caverns, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Dallas Zoo, Zilker Park, Children’s Museum Of Houston, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Barton Springs Pool, USS Lexington, Lady Bird Lake, Zero Gravity Amusement Park, Texas State Aquarium, Reunion Tower, Lyndon Banes Johnson Library and Museum, Hamilton Pool Preserve, Downtown Aquarium Houston and Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
CNY parties and celebrations
Chinese communities in Texas celebrate the Chinese New Year with traditions and customs. It is one of the most spectacular events celebrated. People gather together and decorate the Chinatowns with red colors and Chinese lanterns. On the day of Chinese New Year lion dances and dragon dances can be observed in Chinatown. Children can enjoy face paintings and fire crackers. There are many restaurants in Texas which celebrate the Chinese New Year with traditional foods and Chinese cuisines.
People gather in the temples and ring the bells to welcome the good luck for New Year. People wish to ring the bell first for which they bid for high payments. People also take out time and visit their relatives and friends on the occasion to depict the strengthening of bonds. The celebrations continue for fifteen days leaving behind special memories.
Every year the Chinese Community Center hosts the premier event in Southwest Houston, the Lunar New Year Festival. The Lunar New Year Festival is a market place of family fun, Chinese cultural awareness, community outreach, and business promotion. The festival is a multi-cultural Asian celebration showcasing East and West and the diversity of the City of Houston. With the support of local artists and performing groups, each celebration attracts over 15,000 local and out-of-town visitors. Supported in part by the Houston Arts Alliance, the festival is held every year in January or February. The 2016 celebration will be on Saturday, February 06, 2016, celebrating the Year of the Monkey
The Institute of Texan Cultures invites Texas and Texans to the Asian Festival. What began as a traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year has expanded to include other Asian communities and participants, showcasing their unique culture and traditions.
The family-friendly event features music, cultural performances, food, fashion, crafts and other products. Guests can enjoy authentic Asian-American food from 15 vendors, offering Japanese, Korean, Thai, Laotian, Philippine and other delectable cuisines.
Guests can also enjoy traditional Asian dance and musical performances on three separate stages; multicultural demonstrations of cooking, henna painting and palm reading; and craft sales including clothing, artworks, dolls, silk items and other gifts.
Accommodations on CNY
Some of the highly booked hotels and resorts in Texas include Hill Country Accommodations, Gruene Homestead Inn, Pecan Street Inn, Peach Tree Inn & Suites, Hotel Texas, Motel 6 Van Horn and Scottish Inn and Suites.