Chinese New Year of The Ram Celebration in Downtown L.A.

February 6, 2015 8:58 PM

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The Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is a time to celebrate change and honor ancestors. Following a lunisolar calendar, the Chinese New Year does not fall on the same day every year. Usually occurring on the second new moon, Chinese mythology tells a story of a mythical beast called Nian which used the darkness of a new moon to terrorize livestock, crops and children. To ward off the Nian, villagers would hang red lanterns and light fireworks on the first day of the Lunar New Year to scare the creature away. This beast is said to be one of the inspirations behind the famous Chinese lion dance. Whether warding off a beast or welcoming a new moon, the festivities of the Chinese New Year need no explanation for such a celebration.

On Friday, Februray 13th, The Good Vibe, Raindance Presents and The Dirty Beetles will be welcoming The Year of the Wooden Sheep, or ram. The intergalactic lineup includes ill.Gates, VibeSquaD, Pumpkin, Mihkal, Ruff Hauser, The Fungineers, Smasheltooth vs. The Pirate, J*Labs, Little John the DJ, Lou...

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