Celebrate the Year of the Tiger

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. In 2022, Lunar New Year festivities will begin Tuesday, February 1 and honor the Year of the Tiger. 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.

lion dance
Join us for a special performance by Leung's White Crane Association!


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And Don't Forget...

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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