Event Schedule for February 2019
Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year, is the most important traditional festival in China. It begins on the first day of the first lunar month (usually in late January or early February) and ends on the 15th day of the first lunar month (Lantern Festival).
Chinese New Year is a time for families to be together. Celebrations include having annual reunion dinner on Chinese New Year’s Eve, setting firecrackers, giving lucky money to children, ringing the New Year bell, and sending Chinese New Year greetings to all. Join Guang Ming Temple as we celebrate this new year!
February 4, 2019 Chinese New Year Eve
8:30 pm We say Farewell to the year of the Dog in a prayer service
10 pm We will have fireworks
11 pm First Incense Offering Service
February 5, 2019 Chinese New Year Service
7 am Morning Chanting Service
10:30 am Meal Offering to Holiness Prayer Service
7:30 pm Thousand Buddha Dharma Service
February 10, 2019 Buddha’s Light Chorus Annual Performance
10:30 am Enjoy the sounds of the Buddha’s Light Chorus
February 24, 2019 Light Offering Ceremony
10 am – 1 pm We pray for peace and harmony by offering lights at New Year. The lights symbolize peace and auspiciousness; they also hold the sublime meaning of breaking darkness and giving brightness.
February 24, 2019 Lantern Festival Cultural Fair
2 pm We will be having:
* New Years Tea Ceremony
* Cook Sweet Rice Ball Soup
* Make Lanterns
* Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration
* Stone Painting
* Chinese Musical Instruments Demonstration
Event is free and all are welcome!