Editor’s Notice: On Saturday, our correspondent Howard Dyckoff attended two Lunar New 12 months-related occasions in Oakland. The celebrations in Jack London Sq. and Oakland Chinatown’s bazaar had been each joyful occasions throughout one of many greatest holidays for a lot of who have fun Lunar New 12 months. The following day, we heard in regards to the horrible mass taking pictures that came about in Los Angeles County in Monterey Park late Saturday evening. Our hearts exit to the impacted households and communities in Southern California and past.
Occasions in Jack London Sq. and Oakland Chinatown welcomed the 12 months of the Rabbit–and yr of the Cat for Vietnamese individuals–each held on Saturday, January twenty first within the afternoon at Jack London Sq. and the second day of the Lunar New 12 months Bazaar in Chinatown.
In the course of the Jack London Sq. occasion, attendees had been handled to cultural performances, together with martial arts demonstrations, lion dances, and youth dance teams.
A human-sized rabbit character posed for selfies with guests in entrance of a shade 12 months of the Rabbit backdrop.
The Xiaopei Chinese language dance studio introduced its college students from Livermore. The studio may even take part within the SF Chinese language New 12 months Parade on February 4. Martial artists from the Jing Mo Athletic Affiliation displayed their abilities.
There was a craft sales space, the place kids might make a rabbit crown.
Across the similar time, a stage and bazaar was arrange in Chinatown, with candy roasted chestnuts and different snacks on the market, and plenty of distributors offered new yr decorations.
A Lunar New 12 months parade is deliberate for this Saturday, January 29 beginning on the newly renamed Wilma Chan Park (previously Madison Park) in Oakland.
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