14th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

14th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME TO 6:00PM

Ring in the Year of the Horse at IHP! Featuring dance performances from the Chinese community in Philadelphia, a sampling of traditional Chinese food, and at the end of the evening, and a time-honored lion dance to welcome the coming year once and for all. Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year, is a centuries old, important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated all around the world. Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the Chinese New Year vary widely. Often, the evening preceding New Year’s Day is an occasion for Chinese families to gather together to their annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly cleanse the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red paper cut-outs with popular themes of good-fortune or happiness, wealth, and longevity. Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes. Chinese tradition states that the Year of the Horse is optimistic, with a belief that good fortune will soon be on the way with plenty of supportive friends, so please join together and celebrate with your friends at International House!

$8.00 - $12.00

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PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME TO 6:00PM

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14th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

Friday, February 7 · 6:00 PM at International House Philadelphia