In our area it is celebration time. Marysville California is home to one of the oldest Taoist Temples in the USA. This temple is home to Bok Eye a water god. Marysville located where two rivers the Yuba River and the Feather River intersect is a historic city with significant stories of Chinese immigrants, the gold rush and rich California history. Year year the city hold a parade, a small festival and a Bomb day to honor Bok Kia.
This year 2020 marks a new breath for the community with a newly revamped museum next to the Bok Kia Temple. The Temple is a sacrad site and worthy of your visit.
The Bok Kia Parade has a spectacular 175 foot Dragon, Hong Wan Lung, which takes many people to help it dance it's way through Marysville. Bright and colorful this Dragon really is a site to see. However, Moo Lung, the original Parade Dragon long retired ans showing sign of love and use can be seen in the museum.
For many years I have done face painting at the Bok Kia Festival. I even have plenty of related airbrush tattoo designs. This year I will be face painting in historic Marysville for a private party during the festival. Can't wait. I always love the small town Parade and the big town Dragon. High Jinks has been in the Bok Kia Parade many times each year I swear I will build a big parade puppet for each zodiac sign. Well I am excited to say I have actually started on the heads.
Here is a Chinese Zodiac Wheel so the kiddos can find their sign. There are twelve signs that rotate each year. So what's your sign?