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2019 Lunar New Year at Denver’s Biggest Chinese New Year Party

  • Grand Hyatt Denver 1750 Welton St. Denver, CO 80202 (map)

Celebrate the 2019 Lunar New Year at Denver’s Biggest Chinese New Year Party Nathan Yip Foundation’s The Year of the Pig on Saturday, February 9, 2019 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver Full Chinese Dinner, Spectacular Performances, Silent Disco, Karaoke, Fortune Tellers, Calligraphers, Chinese “Night Market” and More!

 Denver’s biggest and most authentic Chinese New Year Party, now in its 16th year, will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 5:30-11 pm at the Grand Hyatt in Denver celebrating 2019’s Year of the Pig. All proceeds from the evening benefit The Nathan Yip Foundation, which provides funding for educational projects for the most vulnerable children in rural Colorado and China. Lunar New Year is the biggest and most colorful celebration in the East, and Denver’s biggest party gives this event an exciting twist.  The evening will feature world-class performers including lion dancers, a karaoke stage, silent disco, fortunetellers, a Chinese calligrapher, portrait artists and an authentic and interactive Chinese Night Market.   Tickets are available online at https://nathanyipfoundation.org/event/chinese-new-year-party

For more information, email: info@nathanyipfoundation.org

 About The Nathan Yip Foundation:

The Nathan Yip Foundation is named for the son of the founders Linda and Jimmy Yip.  The Yips lost their only son Nathan in a car accident in 2002. Supporting education in rural communities and giving communities tools for success is the foundation’s mission. As such, funds will be raised during the 2019 Chinese New Year celebration to purchase chromebooks for each classroom at the Byers, Colorado elementary school. We believe everyone should have access to education. Rural communities are often forgotten and their school districts and children are in serious need. It's our mission to provide educational support to these underserved students and teachers. By improving educational resources, increasing confidence in a successful future, and instilling a sense of empowerment and ownership, we can make a lasting impact on these communities.

 授 人 以 鱼不 如 授 人 以 渔

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime -- Chinese Proverb

When and where is Denver’s Largest Chinese New Year’s celebration? Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 5:30-11 pm at the Grand Hyatt in Denver celebrating 2019’s Year of the Pig.

 

  1. What can guests expect? Over 400 people are expected to celebrate Denver’s largest Chinese New Year’s party at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver. This year, we are celebrating the Lunar New Year – the Year of the Pig-- like no other. We're bringing back karaoke and adding a silent disco! Plus, we're expanding our fun-filled Chinese-themed Night Market. It's our version of a street party, complete with troupes of acrobats, Chinese lion dancers, and a full sit down dinner that includes an authentic Chinese prosperity salad toss to bring luck in the New Year. 

 

  1. What zodiac Chinese Year is 2019? 2019 is the year of the Brown Earth Pig. This Lunar New Year starts February 5th, 2019 and ends on January 24th, 2020.  The Pig is the 12th of the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese Zodiac, related to the Chinese calendar. The natural element of the Pig is Water. It is also commonly associated with emotions and intuitions. According to the myths, the Pig was the last to arrive when the Jade Emperor called for the great meeting. Other sources said that Buddha called for a great meeting when he was about to leave the Earth. The Pig came in last. Legend has it that just as the emperor was about to call it a day, an oink and squeal was heard from a little Pig. The term “lazy Pig” is due here as the Pig got hungry during the race, promptly stopped for a feast then fell asleep. After the nap, the Pig continued the race and was named the 12th and last animal of the Zodiac cycle. According to Chinese tradition, the pig is one of the happiest signs of the zodiac, especially when they help to make others so. But while the pig’s eternal optimism can be very contagious — beware!  Despite all their more admirable traits, Pigs can also be naive and become an easy mark for devious or underhanded people. So this year, each of us would do well to temper the Pig’s natural idealism with a healthy dose of realistic expectation.  Just be careful in all of your legal dealings.  The Year of the Pig has people sticking with established personal relationships although they could make many new friendships in 2019. The lucky colors that may positively influence your fate during the 2019 Year of the Pig are those that are related to the beneficial energies of the Fire element, represented by the red, pink, and orange color. Fire reinforces Earth, and the Metal element, represented by the white and the golden color, thus, the Metal feeds on the Earth. The best days for making decisions, of each month, are the 2nd, the 7th, the 10th and the 11th.  Famous people born in the Year of the Pig include Alfred Hitchcock, Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the US.  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Billie Joe Armstrong, of the band Green Day and singer Bryan Adams.

 

  1. What is the History of Chinese in Colorado? Denver has no “Chinatown,” but it used to – and was once the largest of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region. Denver’s historic Chinese community lived in what is now LoDo and the Ballpark District. At its peak in the 19th century, Colorado was home to 1,400 Chinese immigrants. Elaborate.

 

  1. How the New Year is typically celebrated in China? Chinese New Year is one of the most important holidays in China. All of the people leave the cities and go to their “hometowns” to be with their families.  China closes down for about two weeks.  The Yips have been hosting Chinese New Year in Denver for 15 years now so they feel as though everyone who comes is family and the party is their “hometown.”  When the people in China go to their hometown, one of the big things in town is the Night Market - which becomes much of a carnival.

 

"Happy New Year" in Chinese: Gong Xi Fa Cai

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