Museums | Sights
Date:02/23 Saturday 11am-4pm
The History Museum will join in Redwood City's third annual celebration of the Lunar New Year. Join the fun for this Asian celebration of change and the Year of the Snake that includes craft activities and performances. The Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in Asian culture. It is often celebrated with family gatherings, gift giving, eating of symbolic food, and festive decorations focused on the bringing of good luck for the new year and the imminent arrival of spring.Inside the History Museum, you will be able to make a red envelope for the new year, learn to write a lucky symbol in Chinese calligraphy, create a paper lantern, learn how to use chopsticks, use an abacus, and play traditional games. On the Courthouse Square, there will be Opening Ceremonies featuring Kristen Sze of ABC7 Morning News. There will also be performances and demonstrations by: Lion Dancers, Martial Arts, and more from Shaolin Culture Center; Red Panda Acrobats; Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble; California Kung Fu and Tai Chi; Van-Anh Vo, Vietnamese musician and master of the dan tranh zither; and the Far East Lion Dance Association.