Public invited to Pho Hoa’s Lunar New Year celebration

Northeast News
February 6, 2013

It’s the Year of the Snake, and Northeast’s Pho Hoa Noodle Soup restaurant is ready to celebrate the Lunar New Year in style.

To kick off the New Year, the Vietnamese restaurant, 1447 E. Independence Ave., will offer a variety of free appetizers Sunday, Feb. 10, and dance troupe Phuoc Loc Tho will perform a dragon dance from noon to 1:30 p.m. Last year, more than 500 people attended, said Pho Hoa Owner Spike Nguyen. The restaurant will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will reopen later in the day for a private fundraiser and party.

Nguyen said he wants to share the Lunar New Year tradition with Kansas City, including the dragon dance, which a number of residents wouldn’t see otherwise.

“There’s not many houses that can bring a dragon team to their house and present a good fortune for them,” he said.

If weather permits, the dance troupe will perform both outside and inside the restaurant.

The snake, one of the signs in the Chinese zodiac, is considered a lucky animal, Nguyen said.

“There’s an old saying in Chinese and Vietnamese that if you have a snake come to your home, it means you’re not starving. The snake represents prosperity and is a very lucky animal,” he said. “The second saying is if you walk on the street and you see a snake, you keep going because it’s your destiny rising ahead. If you see a turtle, you come back home because it might be bad luck for that day.”

For the fundraiser, Pho Hoa has partnered with a Vietnamese charity in Kansas City to raise funds for the charity’s orphanage in Vietnam. The private charity event will include special speakers Jackson County Legislator Scott Burnett and City Council member Scott Wagner. In addition, there will be a silent auction, prizes and the dance troupe will make another appearance.

“We just want everybody to show up, have fun and celebrate the New Year with us,” Nguyen said.

Comments are closed.

  • Office Tower slated for Indep/Benton

    April 1st, 2016

    Northeast Ruse KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Officials with Cashphlash, an international payday lending agency, has expressed interest in constructing a […]

    Fire destroys pawn shop warehouse

    November 19th, 2014

    Michael Bushnell Northeast News Nov. 19, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City Fire Department were called to an […]

    Neighborhood Advisory Council seeks candidates for 2015

    November 12th, 2014

    Northeast News November 12, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Kansas City, Mo., Neighborhood Advisory Council is seeking candidates for […]

    A new program coming to teach children music

    November 5th, 2014

    By Joe Jarosz Northeast News November 5, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – An area community center is hoping to bring […]

    Hang out with runners along the Cliff Drive

    October 28th, 2014

    By Joe Jarosz Northeast News October 29, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – This weekend, runners are heading for the cliff. […]

  • No reservoir-ations about park’s future

    October 21st, 2014

      By Joe Jarosz Northeast News October 22, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – First, they took a look at Independence […]

    Barber shop wants to grow with Columbus Park

    October 14th, 2014

    By Joe Jarosz Northeast News October 15, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Eric Barnhart has big plans for his barber […]

    EPD hitting the right notes

    October 14th, 2014

    By Joe Jarosz Northeast News October 15, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The number of homicides in the East Patrol […]

    Murals dress up the former Scarritt Elementary School

    October 14th, 2014

    By Joe Jarosz Northeast News October 15, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Phase one is in the books. Last week, […]

    Playground build coming soon

    October 14th, 2014

      By Joe Jarosz Northeast News October 15, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – This Saturday, after the neighborhood builds it, […]

  • Local Weather

  • What’s Happening

    Area man injured in shooting behind Northeast News

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News August 25, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Just before midnight on Wednesday, August 24, KCPD […]

    Vanderslice made it big in the KC ice and coal business

    Northeast News This week, in celebration of the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, we showcase an advertising postcard published for

    retorts illustrated bryan stalder

    retorts illustrated bryan stalder [...]