Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 01, 2012
Houstonians are invited to start the New Year by joining the Chamber and try their luck at the Chamber’s Saturday, January 14, Casino Night and Tournament at the Ayva Center, 9371 Richmond Avenue, Houston 77063. Registration and refreshments from local restaurants begin at 6 p.m.; Texas Hold’Em Tournament starts at 6:30 p.m.; and the Casino games begin at 7 p.m. General Casino participants and Tournament players have the opportunity to win prizes. This program is chaired by Austin Zhao.
Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He announced that the people born in each animal's year would have some of that animal's personality. Those born in dragon years are innovative, brave, and passionate. Salvador Dali, John Lennon, and Mary-Louise Parker were all born in the year of the dragon.
At Chinese New Year celebrations, people wear red clothing, decorate with poems on red paper, and give children "lucky money" in red envelopes. Red symbolizes fire, which according to legend can drive away bad luck.
For more information, contact the Chamber at 713-782-7222, http://www.asianchamber-hou.org or casino(at)asianchamber-hou(dot)org.