Thursday, January 22, 2009

Lunar New Year Activities

Looking for ideas to celebrate the Year of the Ox? Its coming up this weekend! Koreans officially celebrate Lunar New Year on January 26, 2009, but the holiday starts January 25 and ends on the 27th with major businesses closed in observance.

If you live in Northern California, the Oakland Museum of CA will have an all day event on Sunday, January 25 from 12 to 5pm. Activities include Korean drum performance, music, and arts and crafts from other Asian countries like Japan and China as well.

If you live in Queens, NY, there will also be a Lunar New Year Parade and Festival in Flushing starting at 11am on January 31. The Korean Village Open Center (150-24 Northern Blvd at 150th Street) will also have Korean food, games, dancing, music and martial arts performances.

If you live in Vermont, the Asian Cultural Center of Vermont has organized a Lunar New Year Festival (Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese cultures represented) and Potluck at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. It will be held on Saturday, January 24 from 1 to 4pm.

If you know of any others in other states, please email us at!