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Lunar New Year at Penn Museum

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Penn Museum is thrilled to present their annual Lunar New Year celebration, in partnership with the American Chinese Museum! Many communities recognize Lunar New Year, including those who identify with Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Tibetan cultures. The holiday traditionally begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar, and ends 15 days later on the first full moon. This festive holiday originated as a time to rest from farm work and be with loved ones. The diverse customs of Lunar New Year include feasting, exchanging gifts, lighting exquisite lanterns, and making offerings to gods and ancestors.

Visitors can celebrate the Year of the Rabbit by enjoying the traditional Lion Dance, performed by Penn Lions, the University of Pennsylvania’s premier Chinese Lion Dance troupe, as well as other traditional and contemporary music and dance performances. This celebration is perfect for all ages, with storytelling and make-and-take activities throughout the day.

Details

Date:
January 21
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Website:
https://www.penn.museum/calendar/1353/lunar-new-year

Venue

Penn Museum
3260 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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