Category: Culture, Customs and Traditions

2017 Lunar New Year Multi-cultural Charity Gala

As a co-sponsor of the 2017 Lunar New Year Multi-cultural Charity Gala Jasmine is happy to announce that we had over 380 participants at the event and have raised a net income of $10,164.00 to support the charity and humanitarian projects of San Diego United Lions Club. Donations are on their way to The Monarch School of San DiegoEducation for Humanity/Americans Helping Asian Children and American Chinese Cultural and Education Foundation to support the very much needed education of underprivileged children in order to provide a life changing opportunity for the children and their families.  Thank you!

Lion Dance Performances at Jasmine for Chinese New Year 2015

Ring in the Chinese New Year with traditional lion dancing, drumming, lucky red envelopes and dim sum with family and friends! The festivities last two weeks! Come early to get something in your belly before the performers begin their show!

Thursday…. 2/19/2015….. 11:30 amlion3
Thursday…. 2/19/2015….. 7:00 pm
Saturday…. 2/21/2015…. 10:30 am
Saturday…. 2/21/2015…. 6:30 pm
Sunday…. 2/22/2015…. 10:30 am
Sunday…. 2/22/2015…. 6:30 pm
Saturday…. 2/28/2015…. 10:30 am
Saturday…. 2/28/2015…. 6:30 pm
Sunday…. 3/01/2015…. 10:30 am


Shows are free!  Bring your lucky red envelopes with a couple of dollars inside to feed the lions.  This will bring you good luck!  (Red envelopes are available for free at your major bank.  Red envelope money goes to White Dragon Martial Arts and their students.)

Lunar New Year 2015 Charity Gala at Jasmine!

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Jasmine!

Year of the Ram
2015 Multi-Cultural
Lunar New Year Charity Gala
February 27, 2015
Eight Course Lobster Dinner
Live Entertainment, Lion Dancers
Featuring Floyd Smith of The 5th Dimension,
The Voice’s Katriz Trinidad and Opera Singer Wei Feng
Networking for Success – 5:30 to 6:30pm
Program Starts – 6:45pm
Tickets: $50 each or $450/table of 10
Purchase tickets at Jasmine or online at:
For more info call (858) 863-6888
Proceeds benefit:
Americans Helping Asian Children
Wounded, Ill and Injured Music Therapy for Veterans, Inc.
San Diego Center for the Blind
Sponsored by Attorney Jeffrey R Frank, Tony Olaes and US Bank


CNY 2015 8.5 x 11 poster final



2012 Lunar New Year of the Dragon

Join us in celebrating the Lunar New Year of the Dragon, which begins Monday, January 23, 2012. Our annual Lucky Lion performances bring good luck and fortune for the New Year! Be sure to make reservations early to get your seat! Call 858.268.0888. (Note that service will be limited during performance times, which may last up to 45 minutes.)

Monday 1/23 10:30am & 6:30pm
Saturday 1/28 6:30pm
Sunday 1/29 10:30am & 6:30pm
Saturday 2/4 10:30am & 6:30pm
Sunday 2/5 10:30am & 6:30pm

The Lunar New Year is the biggest and most celebrated holiday in Chinese tradition. It is customary to give children “lucky money” in much coveted “red envelopes” in exchange for well wishes. Folks of all ages enjoy watching Lucky Lion Dancers trained in martial arts and acrobatics “dancing” to traditional Chinese drums, cymbals, bells and other instruments. As the Lion Dancers near, celebrants will “feed” the Lions lucky red envelopes with money as a symbol of bringing luck and fortune. The more you give, the more you get in return! The video below shows just that from a previous performance at Jasmine Restaurant. Enjoy!

Please also note that Monday, January 16 and Tuesday, January 17 we will be closing at 8:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.