Celebrating Lunar New Year Celebrating Lunar New Year

One thing that makes Great Park Neighborhoods a highly desirable place to live is the diversity of its residents. A rich mix of cultures and traditions from around the world are present in the community throughout the year.

Among the most celebrated annual occasions is Chinese New Year, which marks the beginning of the new Lunar calendar. Chinese New Year falls on February 12 this year, and the Lunar calendar celebrates its first new day when a new moon appears -- a special time of significance in the Chinese culture.

People come together around the world to celebrate with food and parties – and FivePoint’s Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine has been no exception. In recent years, Great Park Neighborhoods has been a center of festivities around this holiday. The 2021 virtual celebration will include a scavenger hunt where residents and the general public may discover clues online, and search for Chinese zodiac animals hidden throughout Great Park Neighborhoods during a 10-day period.

February 2021 will begin the year of the Ox, which is associated with strength, reliability, fairness, consciousness, and inspiring confidence in others. It is said that those born during this year – 2021 as well as 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, and 2009, also share those traits.