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2023 Lunar New Year

Year of the Rabbit & Cat

Clip art of Chinese Lion on red background
Lunar New Year is a festival that recognizes the beginning of the year based on a lunar and solar calendar. An important cultural holiday, it is celebrated worldwide across East Asia and Southeast Asia as well as Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. This year, San Diego Public Library is proud to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit and the Cat! Why two animals this year? The inclusion of the Cat in the zodiac is unique to Vietnam and takes the place of the Rabbit.

Korean American Heritage & Lunar New Year Celebration

Korean Dance and Drumming groups

Saturday, January 28, 2023 | Noon - 4:00 pm | Central Library

Join us in celebrating the Year of the Rabbit. There will be themed crafts and multiple photo opportunities, followed by San Diego Korean American Folk Dance Association performance and San Diego Korean Pungmul Institute performance. All ages are welcome to join in the festivities!

Event Schedule:

12 pm @ Neil Morgan Auditorium (1st Floor)

  • Korean Traditional Dance
  • Pungmul Performance

12 pm @ Courtyard (1st Floor)

  • Discover your name in Korean

2 pm @ Neil Morgan Auditorium (1st Floor)

  • Korean themed craft
  • Experience hanbok, traditional Korean clothing
  • Photo booth

Story Times

Festivals & Celebrations

Arts & Crafts


Storytime with local author Helen H. Wu


Book Displays

  • Book display for Lunar New Year at CL

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