Lunar New Year arrives on Tuesday, and our customer outreach team will be at two local Chinese and Vietnamese celebrations to help usher in the Year of the Pig!
The first one, the San Diego Lunar New Year Festival, kicks off at 5 p.m. today at the SDCCU Stadium (formerly Qualcomm Stadium) and will run through the weekend. Led by the Little Saigon Foundation of San Diego, the event is also referred to as the Tet festival. Tet is Lunar New Year in Vietnamese.
Look for the SDG&E booth in-between lion dances, cultural exhibits, and food vendors. Our friendly customer outreach team will be there to provide energy and money-saving tips. Got questions about our Time-of-Use pricing plans, services and programs? We are happy to answer them.
The hours of the festival are:
- Friday, Feb. 1, 5-10 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Sunday, Feb. 3, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Downtown Chinese New Year Fair
If you can’t make it to this weekend’s festival, there is another Lunar New Year celebration in mid-February, brought to you by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association San Diego. This annual Chinese New Year Fair will take place in Downtown San Diego over the weekend of Feb. 16-17.
Our customer outreach team will be at this event as well.
Now in its 37th year, this fair is the longest-running event in San Diego County to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. The fair takes place each year in the historic Chinatown of San Diego.
Mark your calendar for the event, which will run 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on both days.
According the US Census Bureau, Asians make up more than 12 percent of the population in San Diego County. More than 400,000 residents of Asian descent live in our region.
What does the Year of the Pig mean?
The Pig is the last animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. Previous pig years include1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007. Good fortune and wealth are associated with the Year of the Pig.