On Jan. 31, the Chinese-American Association of Lexington (CAAL) will celebrate the Lunar New Year, ushering an upcoming year that portends prosperity and fortune: the Year of the Tiger.
The event will be livestreamed from 8 to 9 p.m.
Celebrating a new year, remotely
Although she wishes that they could perform in front of an audience, Melanie Lin, co-president of CAAL, says the videos provide a higher quality of performances. The idea of a Lunar New Year television broadcast is rooted in China’s culture, where grand, staged programs are broadcast to celebrate the oncoming year. Families separated internationally by the ongoing pandemic can come together to cherish traditions and make new memories, she said. Read more