Local Lunar New Year celebrations around San Jose, CA

Ring in the Year of the Rabbit.

A Lunar New Year celebration with a large crowd of people gathered around costumed lion dancers.

Join in on this year’s Lunar New Year festivities.

Photo courtesy of Santana Row

Lunar New Year is upon us, San Jose. 🏮

Though its official dates vary across different Asian cultures, the Lunar New Year is a celebration of the start of spring and a new year on the lunisolar calendar. 🌕

Let’s see where you can ring in the Year of the Rabbit (or the Year of the Cat in Vietnam) around the great 408.

🧧 Lunar New Year Festival | Friday, Jan. 20-Sunday, Jan. 22 | History Park | Watch lion dancing + martial arts performances, and enjoy games, photo booths, and a flower market.

🧧 Lunar New Year at SJMA | Saturday, Jan. 21 | San José Museum of Art | Participate in art-making activities, cultural demonstrations, and more.

🧧 Lunar New Year-Tet & Moon Festival | Friday, Jan. 27-Sunday, Jan. 29 | Eastridge Center | Enjoy live music, a fashion + magic show, and food, drink, and merchandise vendors.

🧧 Lunar New Year Celebration | Saturday, Jan. 28 | Santana Row | Catch dragon + lion dances, participate in arts and crafts — and even receive a red envelope.

🧧 Lunar New Year at CDM | Saturday, Feb. 4 | Children’s Discovery Museum | Create your own branch of flowers to manifest health, prosperity, and good fortune in the new year.

If you attend any of these celebrations, snap a pic + send it to us and you may be featured in a future newsletter.

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