Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year’s Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the “Lunar New Year”.

Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore,Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius,Philippines,and also in Chinatowns elsewhere.Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the lunar new year celebrations of its geographic neighbors.

Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the Chinese new year vary widely. Often, the evening preceding Chinese New Year’s Day is an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner.
It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly cleanse the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck.
Windows and doors will be decorated with red color paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of “good fortune” or “happiness”, “wealth”, and “longevity.”

Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes.


 ​Saturday, February 10, 2024  10:30am-4:30pm 

The 2024 Texas Lunar Festival will be held on Saturday, February 10th, 2024 at the Alief Career Center located at 12160 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77082.

 The festival consists of live performances, and it will be televised through STV 21.8 local station and online at and through our phone app Southern News TV.

We not only celebrate an important part of Asia but also include International performance. In the Chinese lunar calendar a different animal or mythological beast represents every year in a twelve year cycle. The year of 2024 is the year of the Dragon.

We celebrate the impressive qualities of every culture while celebrating the Asian Lunar New Year. For the past 27 years, community leaders and volunteers have worked hard to promote the remarkable diversity and impressive leadership of the greater Asian community while fostering friendship among nearly every culture.

In the Past thousands of citizens across the great State of Texas visit our festival every year. This year will allow viewers not only local but worldwide to enjoy our performance thanks to technology.

We have initiated and been the driving force behind many community projects, programs and events that include the Texas Lunar New Year Festival, the McDonald's Education Workshops, the Texas African Summit.

The  ITC in collaboration with Southern News Group  have aired many more educational, cultural and business-related television programs on our digital television station, STV 21.8, as well as having hosted over 200 international business related meetings and events at our International Trade Center. 

The 28th Annual Texas Lunar Festival is hosted by ITC Cultural & Education Foundation, Southern News Group, Chinese New Year Festival Inc., the Alief School District and ., International Management District, and STV 21.8.

For more information, please contact

Jennifer Lopez at 281-983-8152 or