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2019 Lunar New Year Celebration - Year of the Pig

The Lunar New Year is the most important holiday of the year for many Asian families. Lunar New Year, commonly known as Chinese New Year, is an official holiday in many countries including China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam.

The Lunar New Year begins on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Each year is symbolized by an animal of the Chinese Zodiac. This year, it's the twelfth sign -- the pig.

Chinese New Year Dining in Bellevue

Chinese New Year is another season to celebrate and what better way to bring in the Year of the Pig than to gather family and friends and feast! Here are some of Bellevue's favorite Asian and Chinese restaurants to celebrate with your family and friends in true Chinese style.

Whole Five-Spiced Crispy Duck at Peony Kitchen | Bellevue.com Stir Fried Lamb with Green Chili Peppers at La Bu La | Bellevue.com Braised Pig Ear at MonGa Cafe | Bellevue.com

  Seafood Noodles at Baron's Xi'An Kitchen & Bar | Bellevue.com
  Hot pot at Boiling Point | Bellevue.com
  Braised Lamb Casserole at Shanghai Cafe | Bellevue.com  
Baron's Xi'An Kitchen & Bar | 425-625-2165

Peony Kitchen | 425-502-7652

Monsoon East | 425-635-1112

Wild Ginger | 425-495-8889

Din Tai Fung | 425-698-1095

Boiling Point | 425-455-8375

Dough Zone | 425-641-8000

Facing East | 425-688-2986

La Bu La | 425-688-7991

Toy's Cafe & Bakery | 425-454-8815

King's Chinese Restaurant | 425-378-8009

The Dolar Shop | 425-390-8888

Nuodle | 425-395-9999

Shanghai Cafe | 425-603-1689

Xiao Chi Jie | 206-372-4633

Crispy Dover Sole at Peony Kitchen | Bellevue.com Pork Trotters with Rice at MonGa Cafe | Bellevue.com Seafood Hotpot at King's Chinese Restaurant | Bellevue.com

 

The Bellevue Collection | Saturday, February 9 - 11AM - 6PM

Bellevue celebrates the Lunar New Year on one spectacular and colorful day filled with dance, music and art, including traditional events such as the Lion Dance and the Chinese Lion and Dragon Parade. The event, held in Bellevue Square's Center Court on Saturday, February 9 from 11am to 6pm, also celebrates the richly diverse cultural heritage of Bellevue. The festival is open to audiences of all ages and includes complementary fun activities for all to participate in.

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      photos by jami davis, bellevue collection  

One of the highlights is the Chinese Lion and Dragon Parade during the New Year Spectacular. This dramatic and colorful parade is an integral part of the Chinese culture with the traditional lion dance and dragon as a symbol of strength and good luck to the community. Other events include demonstrations and performances by martial arts groups, Chinese opera, traditional dance and music, plus family friendly activities including flying lantern and year of the sheep hanging art DIYs, Chinese Calligraphy demonstrations and more located on the second floor.

Check back for event details.

 

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Updated: January 2, 2019
Video courtesy of The Bellevue Collection; Lunar New Year photos by Jami Davis


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