Chinese New Year Celebration in Birmingham

Maybe Dick Clark claims a Rockin’ Eve at Times Square, but the Chinese surely earned bragging rights to New Year parties with their invention of fireworks a few millenia ago.

The Chinese New Year Festival, or Spring Festival, is a major holiday in Chinese and other eastern cultures and our Chinese community sponsors a festival to make sure we don’t miss out even if we are on the other side of the globe. 

Besides kicking off the Year of the Dragon, you can enjoy some inexpensive family fun at Birmingham’s Chinese Festival, in Boutwell Auditorim on Satuday, January 28th, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free although a $2 donation is suggested. All the things you associate with Chinese celebrations, like acrobats, martial arts, music, and food will be featured at the festival. (Will there be dragons? I want dragons.)

The Chinese culture, going back over 5,000 years, is rich and varied. Our own UAB has helped attract many talented Chinese families to our area, and the Birmingham Chinese Festival Association is commmitted to keeping the New Year tradition current and available to everyone.

Note: Don’t forget that the Birmingham Museum of Art has the most comprehensive Chinese art collection in the Southeast, and it is next door to Boutwell Auditorium. What better way to appreciate a great culture and a great party than enjoying the best of both in one day?