LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The LA Chinatown BID invites you to join the Chinatown community to welcome good health, prosperity, and harmony for the "Year of the Rooster." Thousands will gather at Chinatown's largest and most spectacular temple to offer blessings to the deities, set off hundreds of firecrackers to awaken the spirits, and burn incense to usher in good fortune for the New Year*
Who: Lion dancers, the 2017 Miss Chinatown Queen and Court, monks, local dignitaries, the heads of Chinatown family associations, and many others from the Chinese community.
Why: This tradition takes place on the eve of Chinese New Year (1/28) and is typically followed by several days of return visits to the temple for blessings. (118th Annual Golden Dragon Parade and CNY Festival is Saturday 2/4/17 in Chinatown)**
When: Friday, January 27, 2017
10:00 p.m. – midnight
Where: Thien Hau Temple
750-756 N. Yale Street, Los Angeles, 90012
Visuals: Camera crews are welcome to film in and outside the temple. Firecrackers and dance preview 10:45-11:15pm and finale display at midnight. Vibrant red and gold decorations throughout, bold colorful lions, smoke from firecrackers and incense.
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** The official Chinese New Year celebration will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2017 with the 118th Annual Golden Dragon Parade and the Chinese New Year Festival. For details - www.chinatownla.com or www.facebook.com/LosAngelesChinatown
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SOURCE Los Angeles Chinatown Business Improvement District