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Chinese New Year Celebration

The New Brunswick Free Public Library will ring in the Year of the Pig with an afternoon of crafts and performances on. Sponsored by the Confucius Institute of Rutgers University, this festive program will feature Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting, colorful folk dancing, Kung Fu, Chinese Yo-Yo, and instrumental performances led by the students and teachers from the Edison Chinese School, Murray Hill Chinese School, Joe Yung Dance Group, and other community groups devoted to promoting Chinese culture. Bring the whole family to learn and celebrate with us. Delicious food will also be served.

Chinese New Year falls on February 5th in 2019, and is the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar with many traditions. Some of the typical practices are: families gather together for dinner, eating dishes that symbolize good fortune and health; children wear new clothes and receive red envelopes with money that will bring them good luck for the upcoming New Year; and clean up their clutter to "remove the old and welcome the new."

For more information, please contact librarian Hsien-min Chen at or 732-745-5108 x20.

The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU) was formed in partnership with Jilin University in China and with support from the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban)/Confucius Institute Headquarters. CIRU aims to broaden Chinese language instruction, promote Chinese culture, spur the development of Chinese Studies, and advance a wide range of cultural exchanges of the U.S. and China.

Location: New Brunswick Public Library – 60 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Audience: All Ages

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Later Event: March 4
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