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Chinese New Year 2023

Lion dances, festive dinners and parties all over Colorado's capital

Denver hosts an array of events to welcome in the New Lunar Year: festivals, fairs, and of course iconic dragon and lion dances. Not to mention all the delicious food you can try at Asian restaurants all over the city. During the Spring Festivals, many Chinese food joints also offer various entertainment and specials.

Colorado Chinese New Year Celebration is one of the largest annual events for Asian Americans in Denver. Held at The Potter's House of Denver, the one-day festival is organized by the Denver Chinese School, Confucius Institute at Community College of Denver, and the Chinese American Foundation of Colorado. The program includes a two-hour cultural and entertainment show with lion dances and traditional music. At the Cultural Fair, attendees can stroll through Chinese artwork, booths with crafts, and various exhibits. Taste of China offers the most delicious holiday treats. There is also a kids' corner with games, calligraphy demonstrations, and other fun activities.

Another place to see a famous lion dance is Truong An Gifts. An Asian gift shop hosts the annual Lunar New Year celebration with martial arts demonstrations, dances, music, a kids' fashion show, and lottery.

Southridge Recreation Center holds the annual Chinese New Year Cultural Fair, a celebration of the art and culture of East Asia with a variety of educational displays and a marketplace of arts and crafts for purchase. Entertainment includes dragon and lion dances, Kung fu demos, and music.

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Last updated: by Olga Valchyshen