Chinese New Year’s Celebration at the Joss House
Main and Oregon streets, Weaverville, CA, 96093
United States of America
History will come alive once again in Weaverville when a Chinese New Year Celebration and Lion Dance will be presented at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park. The park opens at 10 a.m.
This free special event, co-sponsored by California State Parks and the Weaverville Joss House Association, will begin in front of the 1874 Chinese Taoist Temple. The state park is in downtown Weaverville at the corner of Main and Oregon streets.
A new Lion Dance group, Eastern Ways, will be performing the Lion Dance at the park this year. A Lion Dance is one of China’s oldest and most unique cultural performance arts. Chinese believe “the lion will preserve peace and tranquility in the community and prevail over all evil to bring joy and happiness in the New Year.” Hot tea, fortune cookies and pork buns will be available.
After the performance at the Joss House the colorful lions will be seen along Weaverville’s Main Street stopping at various stores to dance and bring good luck to the businesses and the community for the coming year. For more information about the event contact 623-5284.
California State Parks welcomes all visitors. If members of your group have special needs, contact them in advance to arrange accommodations.