Disney’s California Adventure Park kicked off celebrations of the Year of the Tiger on Friday, featuring a string of Chinese culturally themed performances, art shows, lantern decorations and Asian-inspired dishes.

Visitors from around the world joined the special celebrations, immersed in a festival atmosphere and sharing wishes for good health, luck and prosperity throughout the year ahead.

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The 2022 Lunar New Year falls on February 1. It is based on a 12-year Zodiac cycle of characters, with 2022 being the Year of the Tiger.

The colorful Lunar New Year theme has turned the park into a sea of red and gold, the New Year’s traditional colors, and a wonderland of festive Asian holiday cheer.

Decorated in red and gold to symbolize good fortune and happiness, the float features bright bunches of red firecrackers that hang together with golden tassels, and delicate red and gold lanterns come aglow for after-sunset performances. Mulan and her wisecracking dragon friend Mushu were surrounded by performers bringing cultural artistry and dance to life.

Disney characters, including Tigger, Mulan and Mushu, Mickey and Minnie, and the Three Little Pigs, all dressed in Chinese festive attire, and greeted visitors. San Francisco-based musical group Melody of China performed a fusion of Chinese folk, classical and contemporary instrumentals.

During Disney’s Lunar New Year celebrations, park visitors could enjoy traditional Asian fare, like Shrimp Fried Rice, Char Siu Pork Bao, and many others.

They are also invited to try Chinese arts and crafts, such as calligraphy, and dragon’s pearl coloring craft.

According to globaltimes