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Panda Express and Chinese New Year!


February 16, 2018 marked the beginning of the Year of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is a family celebration where they all come together to feast and welcome the new year. A variety of lucky foods are traditionally eaten for their symbolic meaning surrounding either their Chinese pronunciation or physical appearance, each represents good fortune in the new year. For example,

  • Egg rolls symbolize wealth
  • Chow mein noodles symbolize long life
  • Shrimp symbolize happiness

In the past three years, Panda Express in Baton Rouge has raised over $13,737 for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital!!

All the proceeds raised by Panda Express, will support the new Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital set to open doors in Fall of 2019. If you are interested in donating to the freestanding children’s hospital, please visit