San Rafael Public Library

First Wednesday Art Talk – Lunar New Year – Asian Art Museum

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February 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
City Hall Council Chambers
1400 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Reference Desk

Lunar New Year is a fun and fact filled exploration of the practices and symbolism surrounding the celebration of the new year in Asian countries.  The new year – 4716 by Chinese reckoning – will begin on February 16 for a year of the Earth Dog.  Find out what that all means during the talk.

According to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle, the Chinese year beginning in 2018 is the Year of the Dog. Each Chinese zodiac year begins on Chinese New Year’s Day.

Chinese New Year, also known as the “Spring Festival” in modern Mainland China, is China’s most important traditional festival, celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar, which consists of both Gregorian and lunar-solar calendar systems. Chinese New Year can begin anytime between late January and mid-February.

Asian Art Museum Docent Speaker: LauraBeth Nelson


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