photo of Lunar New Year celebration at Lake Forest Mall Feb. 21

The Year of the Goat; County Residents Celebrate The Chinese New Year (VIDEO)

It was a snowy day outside, but inside the Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg hundreds of people celebrated the 4713 Chinese New Year on Feb. 21. It’s the year of the goat and in Chinese culture anyone born in this year is calm and gentle.

The 16th Annual Lunar New Year Festival celebration was hosted by the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center and featured dance performances, martial arts, seventy-foot dragons, thirty-foot calligraphy banners, five-foot lanterns and more. MyMCMedia’s Aline Barros reports.


The Year of the Goat; County Residents Celebrate The Chinese New Year (VIDEO)

photo of Lunar New Year celebration at Lake Forest Mall Feb. 21

It was a snowy day outside, but inside the Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg hundreds of people celebrated the 4713 Chinese New Year on Feb. 21. It’s the year of the goat and in Chinese culture anyone born in this year is calm and gentle. The 16th Annual Lunar New Year Festival celebration was hosted by […]

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Snowing Outside; Celebrating Chinese New Year Inside (PHOTOS)

Chinese New Year

It was a snowy day outside, but inside the Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg hundreds of people celebrated the 4713 Chinese New Year. It’s the year of the goat and in Chinese culture anyone born in this year is calm and gentle. The 16th Annual Lunar New Year Festival celebration was hosted by the Chinese Culture […]

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Montgomery County Celebrates Chinese New Year

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It’s the year of the goat and in Chinese culture anyone born in this year is calm and gentle. In Montgomery County, the Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year, will be celebrated with free programs on Montgomery County Public Libraries from Feb. 7 to 22 that include special performances, introduction to traditional dances, and puppet […]

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Aline Barros

About Aline Barros

Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at Abarros@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @AlineBarros2.

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