Chinese New Year at the Kennedy Center

Chinese New Year: Shenzhen Pop Music Show

FRI, FEB 5, 6:00 PM, 2016

FREE on the Millennium Stage, no tickets required. This performance features pop music artists from Shenzhen, including the band Jam You, female singers Tsinger and Majia Jiado, male singer Ray M, and rappers Too Phat.


Chinese New Year: Family Day Activities

SAT, FEB 6, 11:00 AM, 2016

FREE throughout the day, no tickets required. Activities highlighting Chinese culture will be offered for kids of all ages–from Chinese paper cutting lessons to Beijing Opera stage makeup demonstration and costume dress-up.

Chinese New Year 2011

Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year, is the most important traditional festival in China. It begins on the first day of the first lunar month (usually in late January or early February) and ends on the 15th day of the first lunar month (Lantern Festival).

Chinese New Year is a time for families to be together. Celebrations include having annual reunion dinner on Chinese New Year’s Eve, setting firecrackers, giving lucky money to children, ringing the New Year bell, sending Chinese New Year greetings, dragon and lion dancing, and Niu Yangge (traditional dance in northern China). READ MORE