Happy New Year! OK, Happy Lunar New Year! In the Chinese calendar, the longest chronological record in history dating back to 2700 B.C., this year marks the lunar year 4715 -- Year of the Rooster. The first day of the lunar year is January 28, 2017. For the Tet Vietnamese New Year it will be the same, Year of the Rooster!
Famous people born in the Year of the Rooster include: Dolly Parton, Benjamin Franklin, Katherine Hepburn, Joan Rivers, Steve Martin, Rudyard Kipling, Enrico Caruso, Prince Phillip, Yoko Ono
Here are selected local events celebrating the Lunar New Year in San Francisco and Alameda counties.
San Francisco/San Francisco's Chinatown:
Sunday, January 29, 10:30am-4:00pm, watch performers from the Chinese American International School, China Dance School and see a lion dance. Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, 415-581-3500, www.asianart.org.