Tucson Chinese Cultural Center hosting Lunar New Year celebrations in February
Stay tuned for link to the Tucson Chinese Cultural Celebrations of the Lunar New Year of the Tiger. Their in-person celebrations on Feb. 5 and 12, 2022 have been cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic, and those celebrations have gone online. The cooking class and lion dance on Feb. 13 are still live.
Chinese New Year is celebrated on Feb. 1st this year. Virtual celebration will be 10 am to 3 pm on Feb 1st, per FB page. Here’s the youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDCp3KgOxxw
Here’s the order of the12 Asian zodiac animals: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, dog, rooster, pig. Legend has it that the Emperor of China conducted a race of these animals, and that’s the order of which creature came in 1st, 2nd, etc. based on speed. And people are supposedly similar to the characteristics of the animal of the year they were born in. So fierceness is good for the year of the tiger.
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Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014.
Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter.
She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).
Feb. 1st celebration is now 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. using this youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDCp3KgOxxw. Happy New Year of the Tiger.