Celebrate the Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year celebrations, based on the Chinese lunisolar calendar, occur on the same date across East Asia. Although occurring on the same new moon day, celebrations are unique to their own cultures, each with its interpretations, zodiacs, and traditions.

Tết: Vietnamese New Year Celebration

Watch the video Tết: Vietnamese New Year Celebration.

Learn about the history, meaning, and process of various rituals during the Vietnamese New Year celebration. Unique customs feature a Kitchen God (household guardian angel), making banh chung (sticky rice cake), bầu cua cá cọp (traditional dice game), along with a New Year’s Eve and Tết ceremony.

This video is presented by Tu Bi Tu LLC and funded by the Friends of Hennepin County Library.

Chinese New Year: Paper-Cut Decorations

Experience the art of traditional Chinese paper cutting, learning about the historical and cultural significance of these Lunar New Year decorations.

Watch the video Chinese New Year: Paper-Cut Decorations.

This project requires red paper and scissors. Use your own supplies, or pick up a kit of materials starting January 21 at these locations: Brookdale, Edina, Franklin, St. Anthony, Walker, Washburn, and Webber Park. Kits are available only while supplies last. The video will be available for on-demand viewing between February 1 and April 30.

This video is presented by the Minnesota Taiwanese Cultural Services Center and funded by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.

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