Houston Community News >> Chinese New Year at the Houston Chinese Community Center

2/17/2007 Houston- The Chinese community in Houston celebrated Chinese New Year at the annual Chinese New Year festival on Saturday. Thousands of people attended the festival which was held at the Chinese Community Center.

Attendees enjoyed traditional Chinese music, dance, lion dance, martial arts, acrobatics, and various shows aimed at promoting Chinese heritage and culture.

There were also many community booths on hand as well as arts and crafts vendors to provide extra fun for festival attendees. ChinatownConnection.com, in partnership with Harbin Beer and Golden Foods Supermarket, had a Year of the Boar prize wheel and gave out more than 800 prizes.

Special guests and dignitaries included Rep. Al Green, Councilman Peter Brown, M.J. Kaun, Daniel Wong, Chinese Consul Goa Lin Guen, Amabassador of India, Mr. Shri S.M. Gavai, and Yao Ming's Parents.