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Symbolic of wisdom, transformation and healing, the Snake is held sacred by many mystics. It looks to bring peace and transformation to the New Year as we look to celebrate its ornate traditions. Slither on over and experience the Year of the Snake with fervent activities and fiery performances during the Children’s Museum of Houston’s Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Lunar New Year falls on February 10, 2013. SPECIAL EVENTS:•Lion Dance: Watch the lions boogie to the beat of the drums. Enjoy an exhilarating performance of this Chinese traditional dance.
Event Time: 1 p.m. in the Brown Auditorium.•Traditional Dances: Discover the symbolic expression of Asian traditional dances with unique performances in Polynesian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean cultures.
Event Time: Following Lion Dance through 3 p.m. in the Brown Auditorium. ON-GOING ACTIVITIES:•Dragons on Parade: Dragon parades are traditionally used to celebrate this holiday. Design a colorful dragon costume at the Alexander Art Academy.•Chinese Door Hanger: Welcome good fortune into your home this year at Junktion.•Chinese Fan: Come to Junktion to build a Chinese fan. It’s a breeze!•Dragon Puppet: Bring a dragon to life at Junktion.•Fill the Snake: Play a traditional Chinese shape puzzle game at the ExxonMobil Math Cart.•Chopsticks Game: How fast can you move in this Chinese New Year game? Join the challenge at the ExxonMobil Math Cart.