Houston is one of the many places around the world that’s ready to celebrate Lunar New Year.
The city’s Asian community is leading the way as the world celebrates the lunar year 4720, the Year of the Tiger.
Classic lion dances are performed to chase off evil spirits and usher in good luck. Folks “feed” the lions red envelopes with money and cabbage, which symbolizes money, for prosperity in the new year.
The holiday is celebrated in several Asian countries, including Vietnam, South Korea and Japan. The Greater Houston area has its own list of traditional and modern events to help ring in the new year.
Encompassing more than two acres, Lucky Land is a beautiful and serene environment dedicated to showcasing Asian culture and history, with century-old artifacts such as the Terracotta Army to more whimsical displays.
Admissions will cost $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for kids. Everyone will get red envelopes for good luck.