In Case You Didn’t Know, Now You Know
This year is the Year of the Pig, the twelfth animal in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign! According to myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his part. And the pig was late because it obviously overslept like many of u,s obviously. The Year of The Pig is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) hài (亥), The Pig is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) hài (亥), and the hours 9–11 in the night. In terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Pig is yin. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. So, here’s to wealth!
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019 at 17:30.
Where: Fisherman’s Plate 真味海鮮, 18 Derrick Avenue Cyrildene, Bruma, Johannesburg.
Let’s eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die, well that certainly took a deep curve! But really on a lighter note, let’s join in for amazing feasts and some drinks to look forward to. And never fear if you are a vegetarian, they have you covered making sure that they give you the best in soups, spring rolls, deep fried Soya prawns, grilled Soya ham, vegetarian curry and many more. Visit this Facebook page for more information.
UJCI Chinese Spring Festival
Date: Friday, 01 February 2019 at 15:00 – 18:00.
Where: 09 Molesey Avenue, Auckland Park, Johannesburg.
You are cordially invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival. Celebrating the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. If I were you I’d make sure I am because, you will also experience all the firework, lights, food and amazing company. So, make sure you RSVP with Ms. Yan Chen on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 011 599 7500.
Chinese New Year Festival 2019 at Nan Hua Temple
Date: Sunday, 10 February 2019 from 10:00 – 15:00.
Where: Nan Hua Temple, 27 Nan Hua Road, Cultura Park, Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng.
Make sure you join in at the Nan Hua Temple for this spectacular Chinese New Year celebrations. They will be hosting a series of traditional events that can be enjoyed by all. Other than all the fun and exciting ceremonies during the day, you can explore the temple and taking in all the stunning architecture, surroundings, and peace.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
- 09:30 – Light Offering Dharma Ceremony
- 10:00 – Opening Ceremony for Chinese Cultural Festival
- 10:00 to 15:30 – Chinese Cultural Festival
- 11:30 to 14:30 – Multicultural Performances
Chinese New Year in Cyrildene
Date: Saturday, 16 February
Where: New Chinatown, Derrick Avenue, Cyrildene, Johannesburg.
This place is considered Joburg’s biggest Chinatown, and they are super excited to celebrate the Chinese New Year. It is said to be an exuberant, joyful and colourful affair. You will be treated to an amazing setting as the street will be filled with street side food stalls, offering special festive menus. In the early evening, a parade will begin to wind its way up the street, led by a colourful Chinese lion who is followed by dancers in traditional costume and a long dancing Chinese dragon. There also will be fireworks, so it’s going to be something to look forward to.
If you’re looking for other places to celebrate the day around the city, be sure to check these out:
Chinese New Year in First Chinatown
Date: Saturday, 23 February 2019.
Where: Siu Hing Hong, 17 Commissioner Street, Ferreiras Dorp, Johannesburg.
This is Joburg’s first Chinatown and it is situated on Commissioner Street. There will be dancing, Chinese dragons and lions, Chinese drumming and singing and Kung Fu and Tai Chi displays. A variety of Chinese food will be on sale throughout the day in the Chinatown area, including at Joburg’s oldest Chinese restaurant Swallows Inn and from a variety of Chinese street food stalls. Events run throughout the afternoon and evening ends in a fireworks display that ends at 21:30. Visit this Facebook page for more information.
Where are you celebrating the Chinese New Year? Share with us down below!