Happy Lunar New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful start to your second new year. I kicked mine off my attending the Inland Empire’s Annual Asian Pacific Lunar Festival in downtown Riverside where I got to ride in another parade!
It was a bright and sunny day making it the perfect day for a parade and outdoor celebration! The royal court and other VIPS were transported by pedi-cab by none other than Riverside Council members! Mike Soubirous of Ward 3 zig zagged us around downtown to show us Riverside’s best all while making pit stops for children to take photos with us. The parade ended on Mission Inn Avenue where we had front row seat to watch local talent. Here’s a photo of the UCR Taiko team.
During this event I also had the opportunity to meet assembly member Sabrina Cervantes, the first millennial to serve in office. She was recently elected and hopes for more young adults to get involved and diversify the government workforce.
This festival was a wonderful and fun family friendly affair. There was so much to see and do, but I needed to depart early for family meal obligations. Food brings people together and Lunar New Year meals is one of my favorites! I’m excited for what the new year has to bring and hope you all will celebrate the year of the rooster with delicious food and loved ones.
How did you spend your Lunar New Year?