Come and enjoy one of the hidden secrets of LA, The Thien Hau Temple, which is located at 750 N. Yale Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, will be holding its Chinese New Year's Eve celebration along with Chinese New Year celebration on February 9 and 10. At 11:00 PM February 9 is the traditional start of Chinese New Year. Thien Hau Temple has been long thought of as a Buddhist Temple is in fact a Vietnamese-Chinese temple dedicated to the goddess of the sea Mazu (Thien Hau in Vietnamese), built and supported by Vietnam War escapees.
Photography is okay inside and outside the only thing they asked is that you not interfere with someone in worship by stepping in front of them and the altar.
There will be fireworks and a lion dance outside the temple. This event will be colorful since the colors yellow and gold represent prosperity. Apples and oranges are given as offerings loosely representing these colors. The flowers that will be on hand, and fill the temple represent sweetness. The temple is dedicated to Mazu, the Taoist goddess of the sea and patron saint of sailors, seafaring people and fishermen.
Please call the Temple for more information at 213-680-1860.