Get ready to ring in the Year of the Dragon in 2024 at the San Carlos library! We’ve got a Lunar New Year celebration that’s jam-packed with freebies for everyone— lion dances, cultural performances, bilingual story time, red envelopes flying, crafts, and all sorts of hands-on activities. Oh, and don’t forget to wear Lunar New Year clothes!
Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival in China, is all about welcoming spring and kicking off a fresh year on the lunisolar calendar. It’s not just a big deal in China but also in South Korea, Vietnam, and wherever you find a bunch of overseas Chinese partying it up. The dates might do a little dance depending on where you are, but one thing’s for sure—it’s a time to get cozy with the fam.
Now, let’s talk about the Lunar New Year’s Eve feast—it’s like a feast for good vibes and good luck. Symbolic dishes galore, all promising a year full of fortune. And when the fifteenth day rolls around, you might catch folks munching on tangyuan (sweet glutinous rice balls) and parading around with lanterns to cap off the festivities. So, come on down and let’s make this Lunar New Year a blast to remember!
Sponsors & Supporters: The City of San Carlos, The San Mateo County Libraries, Recology, Community Foundation of San Carlos and volunteers.