Quincy Lunar New Year Festival Set for Feb. 16

Quincy, Mass., Feb. 4, 2014, -― More than 8,000 people are expected at North Quincy High School on Sun., Feb. 16 for one of the biggest Lunar New Year Festivals in the region. Quincy Lunar New Year Festival hosted by Quincy Asian Resources will open The 26th with a traditional Lion Dance at 10:45 a.m., followed by hours of live entertainment, exhibits, activities and information for people of all backgrounds and cultures to enjoy.

The festival is just part of the global celebration of the Lunar Year of the Horse. The spirit of the horse is revered as the symbol of the Chinese people’s character and is considered to be energetic, warm-hearted and intelligent.

This year’s festival features a Family Area with crafts, games and physical activities for kids organized by the South Shore YMCA; a “Chinese farming village” themed Cultural Area with Chinese brush painting, costumes and an eastern herbal medicine display; a Green Area sponsored by State Street to educate visitors about the environment; and a Chinese Wishing Tree where people can ask for their dreams to come true.

Free parking at several locations around North Quincy High School, a large food court featuring traditional foods, and more than 100 volunteers from the community will help to make this an event you will enjoy and remember.

The entire festival is free to the public thanks to Presenting Sponsor South Cove Community Health Center, along with dozens of other businesses, community organizations, and government and social service agencies, many of which will be available with information tables within the exhibit area.

In the event of bad weather, the event will be rescheduled for February 23 with announcements on local media channels. More information is available at www.quincyasianresources.org.