Ways to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2019

Red Chinese lanterns at night in the city
In 2019, the Lunar New Year–also called the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year–begins on February 5. The Spring Festival lasts seven days and is marked with red lanterns, fireworks, food and parades!

The Year of the Pig will be celebrated here at UD, in the local area and in nearby cities!

Here are some events already scheduled for 2019!

Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 1-8 p.m. | Penn Museum | Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Suns Midnight Lion Dance Performance

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Lunar New Year at the Independence Seaport Museum

Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Independence Seaport Museum | Philadelphia

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Chinese New Year Family Celebration

Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Smithsonian American Art Museum | Washington, D.C.

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Celebration: Lunar New YearA traditional red lantern and a silhouette of a pig with text "Lunar New Year"

Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery | Washington, D.C.

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DC Chinese New Year’s Parade

Sunday, February 10, 2019 | 2 p.m. | Washington, D.C.

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It is still early, and we will add events as we learn about them!
Here are some events from last year:

ELI Spring Festival Celebration

UD Confucius Institute and Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA): Chinese New Year Gala

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Chinese New Year at Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Baltimore

Events in Washington, D.C.

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