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Celebrate Chinese New Year

2 February 2010 2,470 views Add a Comment

cookies for New Year gifts, Hong Kong Supermarket

You can see the Asian Supermarkets getting ready for Chinese New Year. Go by Super H Mart or Hong Kong Supermarket and you’ll see special food wrapped in red, a lucky color. Even for non-Asians, the red color is perfect. Chinese New Year falls on Valentines Day this year, February 14th. There are lots of activities to attend and most have interesting foods to enjoy.

The Chinese Cultural Center is hosting a two-day festival, February 13-14 from 10a to 4p. The dragon dance will be a highlight, but also see Chinese opera performances, a traditional drum performance, calligraphy demonstrations, and lots of arts and crafts. Plenty of authentic food will be on sale, including stinky tofu, which I hope will be prepared outside again this year. Cost is $5.00 per person, but includes a $2.00 vendor coupon to redeem inside. The Chinese Cultural Center is located at 5377 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, behind the Chinatown Mall. Call (770) 451-4456 for more information.

The Vietnamese Association of Greater Atlanta (VAC-GA) will host a New Year festival the same weekend, February 13 from 4p-1a and Sunday the 14th from noon to 8pm at 5495 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross, next to the Hong Kong Supermarket. Call (770) 256-1038 for details. Cost: $5.00 per ticket, per day.

At the Carlos Museum at Emory, will be “Three Chinese Love Songs,” a performance with traditional Chinese instruments on Sunday at 4pm. Tickets are $4 and the concert will last for about an hour. Buy tickets at the door or in advance from the Emory Box Office at 404-727-5050.

Tables of new year's goods at Hong Kong Supermarket

I’m sure the Chinese restaurants will be full, but try Canton House, China Delight or Café 101.

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