Chinese New Year in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Friday is the Chinese New Year and an event is held on Corpus Christi to celebrate the holidays.

Dao Authentic Asian Cuisine Chinese Restaurant features fireworks and food for the public. The organizers say the event is to embrace positive energy and let go of the final year.

“We celebrate with fireworks and lion dancing. Those are the two most important things we do,” said organizer Yalee Shih. “The cracker, the story is, you’d chase away the evil spirit; and lion dance to greet a prosperous New Year. I think this year we need to celebrate more than any other year and bring happiness, the good year for us. “

The fireworks will start at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the restaurant near the intersection of Airline and Holly streets.

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