Happy Lunar New Year Eve! Check out some of our recommendations for how to celebrate this year, locally and virtually!
Lunar New Year, also commonly known as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival , is on February 12th. The Chinese Calendar is a lunisolar calendar, reckoning dates based on the astronomical phenomenon. This calendar is used for holiday dates in many Chinese influenced countries, like Taiwan, Korea, Thailand and more.
Lunar New Year is typically observed for 16 days, starting with New Years Eve. Originally, Lunar New Year was a time to honor deities and ancestors. Over time, it has become a time to bring together families and wish upon good fortune.
- Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose Virtual Celebration - Listen to story time, create spring inspired blooms and more!
- Chinese Art Alliance Virtual Celebration - Learn Kung Fu, watch lion dancers, jugglers and more!
- Asia Society of Texas - Virtual Celebration
- Lunar New Year Tasting Kits - Learn about Lunar New Year, while experiencing the flavors of Asia. Receive recipe, unique ingredients and tools to make a Lunar New Year Inspired cupcake!
Lan Su Chinese Garden Portland,OR - Experience Lunar New Year at an open air Chinese Garden & Tea House with audio tours, mobile scavenger hunt, traditional decorations and more! We have been to the Lan Su Chinese Garden and it is beautiful even with out the celebratory decor!