Tuesday, February 5, 2019 through Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Enjoy special extended hours in the garden from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. during Chinese New Year (February 5 - 19, 2019).
Learn more about Chinese New Year, the most colorful and joyous of all Chinese festivals during Lan Su's two-week celebration featuring lion dances, cultural performances, martial arts, calligraphy, family-friendly craft activities and much more! The festivities kick off Tuesday, February 5 with "Rolling in the Wealth," a traditional good fortune and prosperity activity of rolling oranges and gold coins through Lan Su's front door (available to the first 100 visitors). Every guest visiting on February 5 will also receive a hong bao, or traditional lucky red envelope.
The celebration ends with several nights of Lantern Viewing Evenings when the garden is illuminated with colorful lanterns and a lively dragon procession. Please note: a separate admission ticket is required for this event. Learn more & reserve your tickets today »
Please note: For the safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff, entry may be limited at peak times of visitation to meet fire code regulations. Expect lines at times on opening day and weekend days. Plan for the most auspicious visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities.
In accordance with the Chinese lunar calendar, the Year of the Pig begins on February 5, 2019 and ends February 19, 2019. You are a Pig if you were born in 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, or 2019.
Pigs have always been regarded as a strong symbol of abundance and wealth. Occupying the 12th and last position in the Chinese Zodiac, they represent a restful finishing point and the wish for another bountiful new beginning. In some parts of southern China, brides are even gifted with a golden necklace depicting a sow and her piglets that symbolizes fertility and well wishes for a big and happy family.
People who born in the Year of the Pig are honest, chivalrous, compassionate, and generous. They have a calm appearance and strong will. They are kind to their loved ones. Generally speaking, Pigs are relatively unflustered when facing trouble. No matter how difficult the problems are that Pigs encounter, they can handle things properly and carefully. They have a great sense of responsibility to finish what they are engaged in. Pigs usually are wonderful friends; they are warm, trusty, and very easy-going.
2018 Chinese New Year at Lan Su Chinese Garden sponsored by
and supported in part by
Herbert A. Templeton Foundation
Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust
Watch an expert calligrapher paint your name or Chinese zodiac sign.
Experience Lan Su Chinese Garden at its most enchanting. Tickets sell out every year; buy yours soon for an unforgettable evening of beauty.
Traditional lantern viewings close out Chinese New Year festivities, when the garden glows with hanging red lanterns and the lake reflects the light of large illuminated lantern sculptures. A dragon procession and special performances are all a part of these special evenings.
Chinese red envelopes (hong bao) are handy-sized paper envelopes that are presented to family and friends during the Chinese New Year. The red color of the envelope symbolizes good luck. Hong bao are traditionally filled with money and are given as well-wishing blessings for the New Year.
As a member, you and a guest may visit as frequently as you like. Enjoy discounts on Lantern Viewing tickets and other special events, discounts in the Teahouse and Garden Shop plus so much more.
239 Northwest Everett Street, Portland, Oregon 97209
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Lan Su Chinese Garden
220 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite 1050, Portland, Oregon 97209
Members, donors and visitors help keep Lan Su healthy and growing. Lan Su is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations and memberships are tax deductible. Lan Su’s Federal Tax ID number (EIN) is 93-1296840.