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Lunar New Year 2022: Celebrating the Year of the Tiger

2022 is the year of the tiger – a confident, enthusiastic, and courageous animal that represents strength and helps others for the greater good. Join Asia Society Texas in welcoming the Year of the Tiger with performances, arts and crafts, and food inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia.

Dance to the beat of traditional lion dancers as they perform outside on our festival lawn. Enjoy free entry to the exhibit and learn about Lunar New Year traditions around the world through crafts, activities, and shows for all ages. A limited quantity of red envelopes will also be given to the children.

This event is free and open to the public; registration is mandatory. Food and drinks will be available for sale. Representations of Huaxing Arts Group Houston are labelled.

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All activities take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., unless otherwise specified.

Chinese writing
Explore traditional writing styles and receive your name or a simple phrase in Chinese characters.
Presented by Huaxing Arts Group Houston

Tiger hat making
To celebrate the Year of the Tiger, create a fun tiger hat to take home.
Presented by Huaxing Arts Group Houston

photo booth
Take a festive photo with costumed Peking Opera performers.
Presented by Huaxing Arts Group Houston

chinese dance
Enjoy an interactive dance demonstration, then learn classic performances that require skill, balance, and focus.
Presented by Huaxing Arts Group Houston

Zodiac game
Learn about the zodiac, identify your animal, and take home a fun postcard.

Lunar New Year around the world
In this fun map activity, discover the locations of different Lunar New Year celebrations.

paper cutting
Learn about traditional paper cutting and cut your own Lunar New Year designs.

story time | 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Learn the story of the Jade Emperor in a fun and interactive story hour!

lion dance | 12:00 p.m.
Enjoy an energetic lion dance performance on our festival lawn.
Presented by Shaolin Kung Fu Academy in Houston


Food and drink
green roots | magic cut | A Dim Sum | Wokker

Art, Gifts and Merchandise
Blue Moth Co. | Luna Bed Media | Mochilerie | star moon jewelry | small sponge

Paid shows

Spring Festival: Splendor of Huaxing
TICKETS: $5 Members, $10 Non-members
Performance times at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Each session will feature the same performances.

To celebrate Lunar New Year 2022, Huaxing Art Group will join the Asia Society Texas Center to present a collection of Chinese music and dance. From modern interpretations of traditional tunes to classic folk dances, the show will highlight a variety of performers and dance styles.

Huaxing Arts Group Houston is a civic organization of Chinese Americans in the Greater Houston area. The association has served the broader community through volunteerism, service, and cultural exchange with a patriotic focus on strengthening the Chinese-American community and its relationship with fellow citizens.

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Asia Society Texas education and outreach programs are presented by Wells Fargo. Generous funding also provided by Margie and Joe Blommaert, Cathay Bank Foundation, Chevron, the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation and HEB. Additional support is provided by Friends of Asia Society Texas, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing the best in exhibits and public programming to Houston.

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About Asia Society Texas

Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diversity of perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we advance cultural exchange by celebrating Asia’s vibrant diversity, inspiring empathy, and fostering a better understanding of our interconnected world. Covering the fields of arts, business, culture, education and politics, our programming is rooted in the educational and cultural development of our community – trusting in the power of art, dialogue and ideas to fight prejudice and build a more inclusive society.