Chinese Zodiac Paintings From Taiwan

Chinese Zodiac Paintings From Taiwan - The Lunar New Year is the most important holiday for the Chinese people. This 15-day-long festival filled with family reunions, abundant food, new clothing and the excitement of a long vacation. This is a chance for people to start anew by paying off debts and forgetting old grudges in favor of a happier New Year. On New Year’s Day, children awake to good wishes from their elders and red envelopes filled with lucky money. To celebrate the coming of 2010, Year of the Tiger, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco and the library have compiled an exhibition of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals in a 21-painting display. Each animal has special characteristics that are reflective of the animal and the person born under that year. The 12 years are represented by the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. During the Chinese New Year in February, join us at the Library for documentary and feature films from Taiwan.

Exhibition: Dec. 12, 2009 through Feb. 18, 2010 Main Library, Third Floor, Chinese Center 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)

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