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Pan-Asian New Year Celebration

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Pan-Asian New Year Celebration


Saturday, January 23 • 1 - 4 p.m.

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Learn about Pan Asian culture and the traditions of New Year celebrations in China, Japan, and Korea. The whole family is welcome to learn, participate, and enjoy.

Schedule


Pungmulnori

One of the most representative dances of Korea that features drumming, dancing and singing.

Spring Couplets with Mr. Louie

Spring couplets express happiness and hopeful thoughts for the coming year.

How to Make Ozoni

Delight your taste buds and learn how to make ozoni soup, a traditional Japanese New Year soup. Presented by the Japanese American National Museum.

Jie Ma

Soloist Jie Ma will bring audiences to a music journey through traditional Chinese instruments pipa and ruan.

Korean New Year

Learn about traditional Korean New Year's day activities and food.

Family Storytime

Celebrate Seollal, the Korean Lunar New Year, and learn about Korean food with children's librarian Ms. Kim. She'll share the delicious reads Ttŏkkuk ŭi maŭm and Bee-Bim Bop!

Korean Traditions

Enjoy a brief history of the hanbok, the traditional clothing worn in Korea. Learn about bojagi, a traditional Korean wrapping cloth.

Fukuwarai: A Japanese Game

Learn how to play fukuwarai, a fun Japanese game for the New Year.

Feel the Rhythm: Seoul

Feel the rhythm of Korea with music by alternative pop band LEENALCHI, and the catchy dance of the Ambiguous Dance Company.

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