Celebration will be held on the 9th of February, 2018 at 7 pm.
SOLD OUT – ALL TABLES RESERVED!
Venue: Pohjolankatu 12, Lappeenranta, Saimaan ammattiopisto Sampo Restaurant “Tuurikokki”
Opening speech, Culture performance
Asian Buffet, Culture performances
|20.30||Celebrate the Culture
Folk games, Culture performances
|21.30||Happy Dog Year 2018
Closing words, A small surprising tradition
When is Chinese New Year celebrated?
Marking the turn of the lunar year, Chinese New Year has been celebrated for centuries in China. Also known as the Spring Festival and the Lunar New Year, this colourful celebration starts on the last day of the last month in the Chinese lunar calendar, and ends on the 15th day of the first month with the spectacular Lantern Festival.
In 2018, Chinese New Year falls on 16 February,
The story of Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is based on various legends, including that of an old man defeating the wicked mythical beast Nian with the help of firecrackers and red paper defences.
The festival gives people a chance to remember ancestors and to pay tribute to gods. On Chinese New Year’s Eve (the evening before Chinese New Year’s Day), families gather together for dinner and children often receive red packets with money for good luck.
Traditionally, every family would clean their house in the build-up to Chinese New Year to ward off any bad luck from the current year, and to make room for good luck in the coming year. Openings such as doors or windows would be given a makeover with red paper decorations to bring in good fortune, happiness, wealth and longevity.
Chinese New Year is celebrated across the globe, and now also in Lappeenranta, Finland.
But whether you’re on China’s mainland, in other Asian territories such as Singapore and Thailand, or in our neighbourhoods , you’ll be sure to have a good time with family, friends and festive food.