Celebrate Chinese New Year 2018 Year of the Dog at Lan Su Chinese Garden Friday, February 16 through Sunday, March 4, 2018.
Learn more about Chinese New Year, the most colorful and joyous of all Chinese festivals during Lan Su's two-week celebration featuring lion dances, cultural performances, martial arts, calligraphy, family-friendly craft activities and much more! The celebration kicks off Friday, February 16 with "Rolling in the Wealth," a traditional good fortune and prosperity activity of rolling oranges and gold coins through Lan Su's front door. Every guest visiting on February 16 will also receive a hong bao, or traditional lucky red envelope.
The celebration ends with several nights of Lantern Viewing Evenings when the garden is illuminated with colorful lanterns and a lively dragon procession. A separate admission ticket is required for this event. Learn more »
Weekdays offer a sneak peek at Lan Su's events and activities throughout the year, including Lan Su in Bloom, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Fun & Games, and more! Check the event calendar for a full schedule of events »
Please note: For the safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff, entry may be limited at peak times of visitation to meet fire code regulations. Expect lines at times on opening day and weekend days. Plan for the most auspicious visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities.
In accordance with the Chinese lunar calendar, the Year of the Dog begins on February 16, 2018 and ends March 2, 2018. You are a Dog if you were born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, or 2018.
Occupying the 11th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Dog symbolizes character traits such as loyalty, compatibility and kindness. Dogs frequently offer kind words and useful advice, always listening and lending a shoulder when necessary. Ensuring others are happy is more important to the Dog than wealth, money or success.
Dogs are determined individuals; always wanting to master a new subject before moving on and always finishing what they start. Dogs value friendships; they’re loyal, honest, trustworthy and reliable and have strong morals and ethics.
A well-kept, organized home is very important. Keeping a clean home and helping at work stems from the Dog’s need to be active and involved. Dogs spend money wisely, passing on luxury goods in favor of practical items. Dogs also prefer saving money to cover future expenses.
Coworkers can always count on Dogs to help out, especially if it means the Dog will learn something new or alleviate the workload of others. Dogs are seen as valuable employees. Good career choices for Dogs include: police officer, scientist, counselor, interior designer, professor, politician, priest, nurse, clerk or judge.
Chinese New Year at Lan Su Chinese Garden is sponsored by
This project is supported in part by
Herbert A. Templeton Foundation
Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust