Celebrate Lunar New Year

Get ready to ring in the Lunar New Year! Many countries like China, Vietnam, and other parts of East Asia follow a lunar calendar based on the cycles of the moon. In 2024, the new year falls on Saturday, Feb. 10. Find related resources, programs, and reading lists at the library. 

Programs & Events

Chinese calligraphy and art

Lunar New Year Origami

Feb. 2 | 2–4pm; SOLD OUT
Ages: All Ages
Celebrate the new year by making decorative origami with Origami Canada.

Central Branch; Room A.

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Chinese Calligraphy and Zodiac 

Feb. 3 | 1–4pm
Ages: Adults (teens welcome)
Register for a  hands-on Chinese brush writing and painting adult workshop and learn about the Chinese zodiac and new year couplets. Presented by Three's Company for Culture. Materials provided. Cost: $15.

Central Branch; Room A/B.

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Asian family reading
group of people singing together for Lunar New Year celebrations.

Tales and Tunes in Mandarin and Cantonese

Feb. 10 | 10:30–11:30am
Ages: (0-6 years with caregiver)
Hear and share songs, rhymes and stories in Mandarin and Cantonese during this special drop-in children storytime. Presented by EarlyON Child and Family Centres.

Richmond Green Branch; Children's Area.

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Lunar New Year Musical Celebration

Feb. 10 | 2–3 p.m.
Ages: Family (all ages)
Drop by our Central Branch to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Enjoy the musical stylings of the
Canadian Chinese Chamber Music Ensemble. 

Central Branch; Cafe Louise.

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Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with Afternoon Tea

Enjoy popular afternoon teas at the Heritage Centre. Two seating times available on Sat. Feb. 10. (10am–1pm; 1–3pm) in honour of Lunar New Year.  Reserve your spot today. Full details on the City of Richmond Hill website.

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