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Event Details

Lunar New Year

13 January 2020 - 16 February 2020
Oriental Museum

Lunar New Year, called the Spring Festival in China, is China's biggest and most important annual festival.

In 2020, the first day of the New Year is Saturday 25th January. This marks the beginning of the Year of the Rat.

Traditionally, celebrations begin up to three days before the New Year and last until the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the New Year. This family-friendly exhibition explores some of the traditional celebrations linked to Lunar New Year.

Lunar New Year is not just important in China, it is also celebrated in Korea, Japan and Vietnam.

8 February, 6-8pm Lantern Festival Late Night Opening

See the Museum lit by lanterns, try fantastic crafts, sample delicious New Year food and drink and listen to stories.

Tickets are now sold out for this event. Please check back nearer the date, to see if any tickets are released.

Contact: oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk