Chinese New Year

January 27, 2020 | Staff Writer

‘Abundance of Caution’ Leads Rockville to Cancel Lunar New Year Celebration

Community Concerns Result in Cancellation Rockville announced today they are canceling the Lunar New Year celebration scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1 at Rockville High School. The decision to cancel the event was made out of an abundance of caution in response to concerns about the coronavirus expressed by the community, according to a press release. […]

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January 23, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Celebrates Chinese New Year With Numerous Events

Update (Jan. 27): The city of Rockville has cancelled the Lunar New Year celebration scheduled for Feb 1. Original:  The Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is a centuries-old celebration of the new calendar year. The new lunar year will last from Jan. 25, 2020 to Feb. 11, 2021. The new year […]

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February 7, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Chinese New Year Celebrations in Montgomery County

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, is a centuries-old celebration to begin a new calendar year that has become a global observance. The new year is rung in with 15 days’ worth of traditions, culminating in the Lantern Festival. Events are being held throughout Montgomery County to start […]

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February 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 16, in Montgomery County

Thursday’s rundown of five things to know today in Montgomery County: 1. Clarksburg Student Arrested: A Clarksburg High School student was arrested Thursday, February 15 for bringing a loaded 9mm handgun to school. 2. Happy New Year: The Chinese New Year, based on the lunar calendar, officially begins on February 16th and ends on March 2nd. […]

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January 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

The Year of the Rooster, Residents Bring in the Chinese New Year in Gaithersburg

It was a day filled with live entertainment and hands-on activities. Residents brought in the official start to the  Chinese New Year early Saturday at Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg. The celebration was sponsored by the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center (CCACC) of Montgomery County. “We want to show our Chinese culture to everybody,” said […]

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January 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Celebrate Chinese New Year in Potomac

Hundreds of residents enjoyed dance, music, art and more at the Chinese New Year Celebration in Potomac on Sunday. Sponsored by the Friends of Potomac Community, attendees were treated to performances, food tasting and a cultural exhibit to bring in the “Year of the Rooster.” “This event embraces the diversity of our community and was […]

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February 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports about the next superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, the status of refugees in Montgomery County and much more. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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February 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

Asian Lunar New Year Celebration at Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

Did you know 2016 is the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese lunar calendar? Celebrations have kicked off for many Montgomery County residents. Crystal Park attended this year’s celebration at Lakeforest Mall, complete with dragon dances, special performances and guest speakers. Take a look: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more […]

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February 2, 2016 | Willie James Inman

The Year of the Monkey (VIDEO)

It’s the Year of the Monkey and February 8, 2016 marks the beginning of the year 4714, according to the Chinese calendar. Did you know that Asian Americans now represent more than 14 percent of the population of Montgomery County? In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen presents Asian American community members […]

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February 23, 2015 | Aline Barros

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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 […]

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