Lunar New Year

February 5, 2022 all-day


Join us and kick off the Year of the Tiger at our annual Lunar New Year program, bringing together Chinese and Vietnamese traditions.


Lunar New Year
Saturday, February 5
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Create your own branch of beautiful flowers to symbolize health, prosperity, and good fortune in the coming year. We’ll come together for a Storytime in the amphitheater, “Bringing in the New Year” by Grace Lin, and then learn some basic lion dance steps in a facilitated activity. We’re looking forward to learning more about the meaning behind the steps and trying our hand at this super fun dance with you! Stop by the theatre and watch a short video to learn more about the meaning behind Lunar New Year and enjoy learning the rich customs of family, friends, and neighbors as we welcome in the new year together.
Enjoy these excerpts from past Lunar New Year programs.

2021 Celebration highlights:

​​Storytime with “Bringing in the New Year” written by Grace Lin



Make blossoms inspired by springtime and a new year, revisit past museum programs and learn the basic moves of a Lion Dance.


Follow along with our Beautiful Blossoms activity sheet.

These events are free to everyone, so please share them with your friends and family!

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor:

This program was made possible, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose.


Lion Costumes

This celebration is created in partnership with the Museum’s Chinese and Vietnamese Cultural Advisors.