Chinese New Year Celebration: Year Of The Snake
Children's Museum Of Pittsburgh
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Kids will welcome the new year by making culturally-themed art with Silk Screen Asian Arts & Culture Organization, enjoy a live performance by the Steel Dragon Lion Dance Team and join a parade through the museum for the finale.
Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. The origin is itself centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. This month marks the beginning to the Year Of The Snake, one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac. Ancient Chinese wisdom says a snake in the house is a good omen because it means your family will not starve.
Be sure to also visit the museum's studio to learn how to paint the Chinese symbols for luck, joy or auspiciousness at the painting easels. Hand-make paper or silk-screens today in red and gold, colors that symbolize good luck, fortune and happiness in Chinese culture. For more information, call (412) 322-5058.
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