Lunar New Year Celebration 9th of Feb. – The Year of the Dog 2018

Lunar New Year Celebration 9th of Feb. – The Year of the Dog 2018

Welcome in to the Year of the Dog 2018
Lunar New Year Celebration in Lappeenranta.

Celebration will be held on the 9th of February, 2018 at 7 pm.


Venue: Pohjolankatu 12, Lappeenranta, Saimaan ammattiopisto Sampo Restaurant “Tuurikokki”

Menu: Menu-LNY.


19.00 Grand Opening:
Opening speech, Culture performance
19.15 Dinner Time:
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.