Bringing the annual Chinese New Year celebration to you virtually!
The Lunar New Year is the most celebrated holiday in China. In 2021 it begins on February 11, the last day of the Year of the Rat. February 12 is the first day of the Year of the Ox. Festivities conclude with the Lantern Festival celebrated on February 26. On New Year’s Eve, families gather to ring out the old year and ring in the new by eating a dinner composed of foods eaten to ensure good luck.
This webpage introduces several traditional Chinese New Year activities that usually occur at the Museum, such as family-friendly art activities, cooking demonstrations, the Norton's annual Dragon Dance performance, and highlights of works of art in the Norton’s Chinese collection, and even a pdf on Chinese New Year fare..
On Friday, February 12, in celebration of the first day of the Year of the Ox, there will be a limited number of Year of the Ox Lanterns available at Visitor Services upon request while supply lasts. These lanterns were donated by the Shin Kong Bank of Taiwan, Taiwan Foreign Ministry, and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Council, Miami.
We hope you will enjoy it.