2019 is the year of the pig. If you were born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995 or 2007, this is your year.
The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. Another story says that a wolf destroyed his house. He had to rebuild his home before he could set off. When he arrived, he was the last one and could only take twelfth place.
San Francisco Chinese New Year Celebration
San Francisco holds one of the largest Chinese New Year Celebrations in the world. The main draw of this celebration, the Grand Parade, will be held on Saturday, February 23. In addition, you will find lots of fun events for the lunar new year in both February and March.
Bart is the easiest way to get there. You’ll want to arrive about an hour before the parade to get a good location – bring chairs and coats. After the parade you can pop into one of the nearby restaurants to continue the celebration.
More details here.
Redwood City 9th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Courthouse Square, Redwood City
Redwood City, its Parks Recreation and Community Services Department, and partner Redwood City International will be hosting the 9th annual Lunar New Year Celebration!
See lion dancers, martial artists, enjoy taiko drummers, and other live performances.
FREE ADMISSION to the San Mateo County History Museum where they can find FREE Kids Arts and Crafts!
The event is free and open to the public.
41st Chinese New Year Run: Sunday March 3rd
The CCHP Chinese New Year Run is an annual fundraiser benefiting Chinatown YMCA’s Physical Education Program (PEP) and Community Center, which serves 1,600 youth and families in Chinatown with wellness and community programs each week. All the details are here at the YMCA site.
6 Chinese Restaurants in North Silicon Valley
If you’d rather forget all the crowds, here are six restaurants where you can celebrate the new year on the down low.
Ju Fu Restaurant
1045 Terra Nova Blvd, Pacifica
Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot
215 S Ellsworth Ave, San Mateo
Young Can Wok
1200 Broadway, Burlingame
649 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno
Hot Wok Bistro
1012 Howard Ave, San Mateo
711 El Camino Real, Redwood City