Celebrate Lunar New Year Saturday

Lion dancers are a typical part of any Lunar New Year celebration.

Harbor Bay Landing hosts celebration for Year of Ram

Lunar New Year is one of the most important of the traditional Asian holidays. On Saturday, March 14, the Harbor Bay Intercultural Committee will host its 17th Spring Festival at the Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center to celebrate the coming of the Year of the Ram, in the Chinese zodiac.

The first day of the Year of the Ram fell on Feb. 19. People born in the Year of the Ram are clever, kind-hearted, helpful, trusting and popular.

The festival will present a variety of performers from around the Bay Area. The gala event will feature the local favorite Lincoln Middle School band, multicultural dances, martial arts and a lion dance. There will also be Chinese calligraphy and brush painting, a fruit carving demonstration, a balloon clown, and jewelry making along with arts and crafts for children.

The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 2:30 p.m. A variety of booths will open at 11 a.m. while stage performances will begin at noon. Bring a lawn chair for comfortable seating.

Admission is free to this event, and it is open to the public. It is held in the courtyard by Safeway at 875-887 Island Drive.

For more information, contact Raymond Tang at 816-0333 or raymondwtang22@yahoo.com.