Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit 

Lunar New Year is a festival that celebrates the beginning of the New Year on the traditional lunar calendar. The first day of Lunar New Year begins on the new moon that appears between January 21 and February 20.  

This year, Lunar New Year festivities will begin on Sunday, January 22 and honor the Year of the Rabbit. Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in Asian culture and is celebrated worldwide in regions and countries including Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines, and Mauritius, as well as by many in Europe and the U.S., including our own Palo Alto!  

Prepare Your Home 

Days before the Lunar New Year, families will often give their homes a thorough cleaning, as doing so sweeps away the bad luck of the previous year and makes their homes ready for good luck. 

Library Events 

Attend one of our special Storytime events: 

Local Events 

PACL @ Home 

  • Read about Lunar New Year at home with these great books for kids and teens! 
  • Decorate! Find lots of great Lunar New Year crafts and activities you can do at home on our Lunar New Year board on Pinterest. 
  • Feeling crafty? Learn how to make a Dragon Puppet on our PACL YouTube page. 

eLibrary Resources

Available with your library card!

  • Find ebooks and audiobooks on Hoopla 
  • Read Nonfiction and fiction books paired together on Bookflix 
  • Learn more about rabbits with Britannica School 

And Don't Forget... 

  • If you create anything at home please share your creations with us on Instagram and tag @PaloAltoLibrary! 
  • Follow Us on all of our social media platforms for more information and inspiration! 

Palo Alto City Library wishes everyone a very safe and happy Lunar New Year! 

Alicia Hulten, Youth Services Librarian, Mitchell Park Library | Follow @MissAlicia on Bibliocommons