Chinese Club, Rotary Present Colorful Lantern Festival

Chinese Club of San Marino and the local Rotary Club recently welcomed more than 160 guests of all ages to the 2019 Lantern Festival Celebration. The San Marino Center was festively decorated with hundreds of lanterns of various sizes, colors and patterns. Pre-dinner activities included making lanterns, performing traditional paper cutting, solving riddles and telling fortunes. Dragon dance and folk dances of various regions of China entertained guests who feasted on savory Chinese cuisine. The event ended on a high note with a raffle and matching game winners, and all guests went home with a lantern or two. The Lantern Festival is on the 15th day of the Lunar New Year. The celebration is to mark the end of the new year period.