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Lunar New Year Community Celebration
February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with Asian Pacific community groups from Greensboro and beyond.
Demonstrations, performances, hands-on activities, and more from:
Greensboro Chinese Association
Taiwanese Association of America-NC
Cambodian Cultural Center of NC
Montagnard Dega Association
NC Asian Americans Together
Greensboro Public Library
Plus Chirba Chirba Dumpling food truck!
Note: Chirba Chirba Dumplings will take pre-orders and onsite food orders through the Street Food Finder app or website. Order as early as 72 hours ahead and get text updates.
Activities in the lobby all afternoon. Performances in the lobby at 2 pm and 3:30 pm
This year’s Lunar New Year celebration is organized in partnership with the City of Greensboro AAPI Employee Resource Group
What is Lunar New Year anyway?
Here’s what our friends at the Smithsonian have to say:
“Lunar New Year is a celebration of the arrival of spring and the beginning of a new year on the lunisolar calendar. It is the most important holiday in China, and it is also widely celebrated in South Korea, Vietnam, and countries with a significant overseas Chinese population. While the official dates encompassing the holiday vary by culture, many who celebrate the holiday consider it the time of the year to reunite with loved ones. In the Chinese zodiac, 2024 is the year of the dragon and begins on February 10 with celebrations lasting 15 days until February 24. Different regions across Asia celebrate Lunar New year in many ways and may follow a different zodiac.” Find out more…