Time: 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
1930 8th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
For more information: bhmchinesefestival.org
Ring in the Chinese New Year! The Birmingham Chinese Festival Association began with a casual lunch conversation at a restaurant between two friends in 2005 and has developed into the largest Chinese New Year Celebration in Alabama. The idea to launch a Chinese New Year festival similar to the one held in Atlanta by taking the advantage of that Birmingham Chinese Association (BCA) had had its annual Chinese New Year celebration within Chinese community. To consolidate the resource, promote the awareness of Chinese heritage in the city of Birmingham metropolitan area, they suggested bringing the function of Birmingham Chinese Association to the city level, They thought that it would be a rallying point for local Chinese Americans and a chance for the entire Birmingham community to unite to celebrate Chinese history and culture. This concept got the strongly supported by BCA, the Birmingham Public Library, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and local Chinese cultural institutions and organizations. The “Birmingham Chinese Festival Association” was named and Yue Li registered it at the secretary of State and recorded the articles of Birmingham Chinese Festival Association at the Probate Court of Jefferson County and Scotty Colson wrote the by-laws and facilitated the application process for the organization 501(c)(3) non-profit status.