Horse Year Arrives; Success Is Insight - Shaolin Institute New Year Celebration

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Families and friends around Atlanta Metro areas are invited to Chinese New Year Spring Festival on Saturday, February 1st, 2014, starting from 11a.m. through 4:00 p.m. located at 4350 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suite 500-A, Norcross, Georgia.

The Chinese New Year of the Horse, Spring Festival will be celebrated at the Shaolin Institute Atlanta Campus on Saturday, February 1st, starting from 11 am. through 4:00 p.m. located at 4350 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suite 500-A, Norcross, Georgia.

Healthful food, music, paintings, arts-and-crafts, lion-dragon dance, Kung Fu performances and fireworks are scheduled along with booth for health conscious visitors.

The Institute’s Mobile, Al. campuses will also host their Chinese New Year Celebration at their location at 704 Lakeside Drive on Saturday, February 1, 2014.

According to the Western calendar, the start of the Chinese New Year is Friday, January 31, 2014 marking the first day of The Year of the Horse. Those born during the year of the Horse tend to be clever, possess good communication skills, and are cheerful, showing perseverance. .

Chinese New Year dates back to 2600 BC, when Emperor Huang Di of China introduced the first cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival in modern China as it signals to farmers they have 15 days to prepare for sowing their fields.

At the Atlanta Shaolin Institute, the Magnificent Five Mascots represent the character of the institute with discipline and integrity and inner strength. This is the year when the horse joins in to motivate all the animals to leap forward. All the animals at the Shaolin Institute are very intelligent beings, protecting, motivating and helping the institute and the community. Whether are the Praying Mantis, the Monkey, the Tiger, the Dragon, or the Crane (Draon-Da Long, Tiger-Xiao Hu, Crane-Bai He, Praying Mantis-Kuai Lang, Monkey-Xi Hou, 龙,虎,鹤, 螂), each of them warmly welcomes children, friends and families in the neighborhood come to see them.

"The festivities get under way when the Dragon and Lion arrive outside Shaolin Institute, on Peachtree Industrial BLVD, suite 500-A to greet the community. We look forward to seeing you there" says the Shaolin head Master Shi DeRu.

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