Category Archives: 2012 Media

Chinese New Year Celebration in Jacksonville was Best Ever!

SOCCA (Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association) held its annual New Year’s Celebration in downtown Jacksonville today (February 4). The star of the show was the weather…and the incredible parade, featuring dragons, lions, antique cars, and more! A fabulous show was held at Bigham Knoll, along with numerous classes and events. It was the perfect setting for a perfectly fun day in Jacksonville, Oregon! Full Article...

The Year of the Dragon

By Laurie Heuston | This year's Chinese New Year celebration is a cultural fest. The Year of the Dragon is the luckiest in the Chinese zodiac. Of the animals and their attributes that represent the Asian calendar's 12-year cycle, the dragon is the only one that is legendary. "It's the most powerful animal of the zodiac," says Jeresa Hren, founder and past president of the Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association. "It's going to be a great year. The Chinese embrace the dragon because it is a symbol of strength and nobility. When a dragon is faced with challenges, it is fearless." Full Article...

Chinese New Year Celebration in Jacksonville on Saturday to usher in the Year of the Dragon

By Don Bagwell | The Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association will be ushering in the Year of the Dragon by hosting an all-day New Year’s festival Saturday, Feb. 4, in downtown Jacksonville. Full Article...

Jacksonville Chinese New Year Parade

By Krystal | 2012 Jacksonville Chinese New Year Celebration. Winter is an excellent time to visit Jacksonville! It’s a small town with a huge history. In February, come and experience the Annual Chinese New Year Festival. There are a variety of activities for the whole family, all arranged to celebrate the contribution that thousands of Chinese workers made to historic Jacksonville. Full Article...

Start Chinese New Year celebrations with a little history

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with Chinese treats and a free lecture about Chinese railroad workers. "Men of Iron and Steel: Chinese Railroad Workers in the Siskiyou Mountains" is a presentation by Victoria Law at 6:30 p.m. at the Ashland Historic Railroad Museum, 258 A St., Suite 7, above the Playwright Public House. Full Article...

Chinese New Year Celebration – Year of the Dragon

The annual Chinese New Year celebration planned by the Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association (SOCCA) for the “Year of the Dragon” celebration in downtown Jacksonville will be on Saturday, February 4, 2012. This year’s schedule includes over 20 activities hosted through the day at over 10 venues in the city of Jacksonville! Full Article...