Friday, January 15, 2010

Chinese zodiac painting exhibition at SF Public Library, now – Feb 18

To celebrate the Year of the Tiger, the San Francisco Public Library and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco have compiled an exhibition of the twelve zodiac animals in a 21-painting display. Each animal has special characteristics that are reflective of the animal and the person born under that sign. The 12 years are represented by Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.

The Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in Taiwan. It is a 15-day long festival filled with family reunions, abundant food, new clothing and the expectation of a long vacation. It 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.

Celebrate this Chinese New Year with a visit to the Main Library of the San Francisco Public Library (100 Larkin Street at Grove). The exhibit will be in the Chinese Center on the third floor until February 18.

On Friday, February 12, come enjoy an afternoon of Taiwan films, starting with a documentary about Taiwan’s Ecological Ambience at 2:00 pm and a feature film Cape No. 7 at 2:50 pm.

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