In Chinese culture, the year of the fire rooster begins tomorrow, January 28. Fire represents upward motion and the rooster represents physical and moral fortitude. This is an anniversary year for us to honor our beginnings from serving the Chinese working, immigrant parents in Chinatown four decades ago, to present day, serving children and families throughout San Francisco - steadfast and committed to overcoming barriers so that children are healthy, families can thrive, and communities stay strong.
Lunar New Year is celebrated over 15 days, with each day dedicated to practicing various customs like visiting different family members and honoring our ancestors.
The celebrations begin tonight, on the Lunar New Year Eve, when many families will gather for dinner, enjoy festive decorations in red, symbolizing good fortune and joy, and yellow or gold, also symbolizing good luck, and give red envelopes with money to children. Firecrackers bid goodbye to the old year, and welcome in the new year. Wu Yee's offices and centers are closed to observe the holiday, and we wish you and yours a safe, healthy, happy, and prosperous Year of the Rooster!