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V-Day and Chinese New Year converge: Go get 'em, tiger

February 10, 2010 |  9:40 am

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Valentine's Day comes every year in a dust devil of chocolates, heart-shaped cards, cupids, Necco Sweethearts and dread. But this year, it's so much more: this year, Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year happen on the same day.

This is a rare convergence -- it's only the third time since 1900 -- and it won't happen again until after 2030. Added to that, it's the year of the Tiger, which traditionally symbolizes great passion. All of this can signal only one thing: No one should be staying home eating bon bons on the couch. It's time to paint the town red, which is the color of Chinese New Year, after all.

So whether you're going out with a loved one or just gone head-over-heels in love with yourself, Los Angeles is hosting plenty of parties for the fun-loving or romantic-leaning person over the Valentine's Day weekend. Go get 'em, tiger: Here's your nightlife guide.

Photo credit: Richard Derk / Los Angeles Times


 

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