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Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, January 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, January 25: Lunar New Year 

新年快Happy New Year! Join us as we celebrate this most special date on the Lunar New Year Calendar. Lunar New Year, also referred to as the Spring Festival, has long been celebrated for centuries. Today, we celebrate Chinese traditions through fun, bright, activities and cultural learnings.  

Purpose Behind the Play: Concept development – color recognition and identification, physical development, social-emotional, language development, writing practice, and cultural learning.  

  • Smart Art (in the Art Studio)Lantern Making > Lanterns are a traditional symbol of joy and vitality in the Asian culture. We are overjoyed to create our own. Stop by the Art Studio to let your light shine as we cut, color, and decorate your own lanterns.  

Play Partners: Irvine Chinese School  Ni Hao Chinese

Lunar New Year Celebration, 2018

About Lunar New Year:

Ancestors are honored and families gather and welcome the new year during the Spring Festival. Also, Families engage in customs that shall bring good luck, good fortune, wealth, prosperity, and happiness. They celebrate with dragon dances, lion dances, gift exchanging and fireworks. Pretend City hopes to bring the Lunar New Year celebration to light and encourage our families to take part in a special holiday.

Grownup tip:  By exploring different types of foods, grownups can begin conversations about various traditions and provoke interests in new cultures, places, and people. This appreciation for diversity will benefit your child as they begin school with children from all walks of life.  

RSVP:    Not required
Fee:    Included with museum admission 

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Saturday, January 25
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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*Activities are subject to change and limited to availability.