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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.)

LION DANCE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
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.