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Date(s) - 04/02/2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Laney College Cafeteria



Year of the Pig 2019

Monday, Feb 4th, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1.00 PM

Laney College Cafeteria

APASS welcomes the Year of the Pig with special foods, activities, and performances!

On Monday, February 4th at Laney College Cafeteria, APASS will host “LUNAR NEW YEAR, YEAR OF THE PIG 2019” at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM with special foods, fun games and colorful and dramatic lion dance at 12:00 PM.

Come and join us! IT IS FREE

Lunar New Year, is a festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the lunar calendar. The national holiday begins on the first of the Lunar Calendar and lasts until the 15th of the first month. Chinese New Year 2019 officially begins on February 5th, 2019, and ends on Lantern Festival, February 19th, 2019.

Lunar New Year is associated with several myths and customs. The festival was traditionally a time to honor deities as well as ancestors. Nowadays, it is to celebrate a year of hard work; to have a good rest; to relax with family, and to wish for a prosperous new year. It is one of the longest public holidays in China, where most are off work for seven consecutive days.

“No work; no school; no excuse. It is a time to get together and feel the warmth of family bonds.”

Lunar New Year customs and traditions

Within Asia, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the New Year vary widely, and the evening preceding Lunar New Year’s Day is frequently regarded as an occasion for families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly clean their house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for incoming good luck. Another custom is the decoration of windows and doors with red paper-cuts and couplets. Popular themes among these paper-cuts and couplets include that of good fortune or happiness, wealth, and longevity. Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes.

Year of the Pig 2019: a year of fortune and luck!
The Pig occupies the last (12th) position in the Chinese Zodiac. You are a “Pig Chinese Zodiac native” if you are born in one of these years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019.

According to the Chinese astrology, 2019 is a great year to make money, and a good year to invest! 2019 is going to be full of joy, a year of friendship and love for all the zodiac signs; an auspicious year because the Pig attracts success in all the spheres of life.

Famous People Born in the Year of the Pig:

Passion for life, sensibility, gentleness, and generosity are representative for the Pig natives and they are accredited in the personality of the following famous people:

  • Alfred Hitchcock (British filmmaker)
  • Andrew Jackson ( 7th President of the United States)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (actor and Governor of California)
  • Henry Ford (inventor and founder of the Ford Motor Company
  • Tupac Shakur (actor, rapper, and poet)