Lunar New Year: Hop transit to these events that celebrate The Year of the Rabbit

Lunar New Year: Hop transit to these events that celebrate The Year of the Rabbit


Take transit to these local and regional Lunar New Year events.

Lunar New Year is Sunday, Jan. 22, a celebration of spring's arrival and the new year in many countries of East Asia. The holiday marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar, which is the calendar traditionally used in many countries, including China, Vietnam, Singapore, and South Korea. Often, the new year is marked with fireworks, parades, and the dance of lion and dragon. 

Each year in the Lunar calendar is represented by one of the 12 zodiac animals and one of five elements. The 12 zodiac animals are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. The five elements are earth, water, fire, wood, and metal. 

This year is the year of the Water Rabbit. According to Chinese astrology, the rabbit represents peaceful and patient energy, encouraging people to approach challenges and opportunities calmly and rationally. In addition, the water element brings intuition and inner peace.

gavin-allanwood-hcxqLJjI99E-unsplashHop on transit to celebrate The Year of the Rabbit at these events

Many local and regional events offer festivities and enriching experiences for anyone interested in celebrating. Learn more and plan your trip. 

 

The Second Annual Edmonds Lunar New Year

Ring in the Year of the Rabbit at the Multicultural Association of Edmonds’ (MAE) second annual Lunar New Year celebration! See the lion dance, hear from Mayor Mike Nelson, and enjoy a lively breakdancing performance from the talented Massive Monkees crew.

The celebration also coincides with the seasonal opening of the Edmonds Winter Market, featuring wares from over 80 local vendors between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Downtown restaurants will offer Lunar New Year themed food and drinks and The Edmonds Theater will also feature a free screening of Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon at 7 p.m. Learn more at lunarnewyearedmonds.com

When: Saturday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m.

Where: Downtown Edmonds
121 5th Ave N, Edmonds, WA 98020

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Sno-Isle Lunar New Year Story Time at the Edmonds Library

Kids can celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a fun, interactive story time. Learn some simple Mandarin words and share stories and songs about the Lunar New Year.

When: Saturday, Jan. 21 at 9 a.m. 

Where: The Edmonds Library
650 Main Street
Edmonds, WA 98020

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“Celebrate Our World: China” at Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett

Enjoy a kid-friendly Lunar New Year celebration that features a performance of a traditional lion dance by Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club and art activities inspired by the cultural traditions of China. Learn more at imaginecm.org

When:
Saturday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m.

Where:
Imagine Children's Museum
1502 Wall St
Everett, WA 98201

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Wing Luke Museum 2023 Lunar New Year Fair in Seattle

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at Wing Luke Museum’s annual Lunar New Year Fair! LQ Lion Dance will perform a live lion dance in front of the King Street museum entrance to bring good luck for the new year. After the lion dance, take part in a variety of family-friendly activities including craft-making, games, art, exploration of a new Lunar New Year exhibit, and a special story time session where you can learn all about lion dancing. Learn more at wingluke.org/eventscalendar

When: Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Wing Luke Museum
719 S. King Street
Seattle, WA 98104

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Seattle Chinatown International District’s Lunar New Year Celebration

Welcome the Year of the Rabbit as you enjoy vendor booths, delicious food, dance performances and music throughout the main stage at Hing Hay Park. Learn more at seattlechinatownid.com

When: Saturday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Seattle Chinatown International District
423 Maynard Ave. S. 
Seattle, WA 98104

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