Celebrate the Lunar New Year

This year’s Asian Art Museum Lunar New Year festivities take place on Sunday, February 9, 10:30 am-4 pm. Celebrate the Year of the Rat with performances, such as a lion dance; activities for the whole family, such as art projects from Asian countries that celebrate the Lunar New Year; a reading from author Oliver Chin about the Year of the Rat; the option to have your name written in Chinese calligraphy and more. 

To find out more about this event, and other events at the Asian Art Museum, please visit their site.

Also, don’t miss the San Francisco Symphony Chinese New Year Concert. A family event, it draws on Lunar New Year traditions and takes place at 5 pm, February 1.

This image depicts a scene from the “Great Race” folk story, in which the Ox carries the Rat across the river. (Image via Wikipedia)

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