Celebrating Year of the Ox, 4707

| January 31, 2009 | 1 Comment

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Chicago’s Chinatown is buzzing with traditional Chinese New Year festivities! So what better timing for the the family to join in and learn more on the colorful and rich Asian cultures and traditions.

  • Feb 1st, Sunday – The Chinatown New Year Parade celebrating the Lunar New Year, “Year of the Ox, 4707” will include marching bands, floats, lion teams, a100’ Mystical Dragon, and Miss Friendship Ambassador. Please join us to welcome the New Year as we convey “Gung Hay Fat Choi” to all in attendance. Starts on Wentworth from 24th St. to Cermak Rd. Parade starts at 1:00pm but there are festivities around Chinatown  starting at 11:30am
  • Up to Feb. 13th – Take advantage of this 15% coupon when dining in Chinatown this New Year’s. The Chicago Chinatown Chamber Of Commerce has some of the top Chinatown restaurants  included on the list. Click HERE to print coupon.
  • Feb. 14th, Saurday – How about joining in on a true and traditional Chinese banquet feast that St. Therese Chinese School throws annually! For $60 per adult and $40 for kids 3-12 you’ll get a full course meal, entertainment, and many more. St. Therese Chinese School’s festive Chinese New Year Dinner Benefit is on Saturday, February 14, 2009 from 6:00-11:00 PM at Furama Restaurant, 2828 S. Wentworth Avenue!

“St. Therese School, voted one of the Top 25 Best Elementary Schools in Chicagoland (Chicago Magazine, Oct. 2006) is the 1st Catholic school for Chinese children in the Midwest and has been serving Chinatown for over 60 years. Tuition covers only a portion of the total expense of all St. Therese offers. In addition to an enriched curriculum and a state-of-the-art computer lab, we also offer special classes in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Spanish, a full year of Algebra and Geometry in 8th grade, Chinese Lion/Folk/Fan/Ribbon Dance, Choir, Martial Arts, and the Renaissance Reading program. ”

Reserve your seats by Feb. 2nd!

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  1. Can’t wait for the Chinese New Year Benefit!! We are there!! And perfect timing for the parade tomorrow. We’ll swing by!

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