Saturday, January 28, 2023
North City Elementary School
816 NE 190th St, Shoreline, WA 98155
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Come Celebrate the Lunar New Year on January 28, 2023 at North City Elementary.
Join us for a Lion Dance, music Kung Fu demonstrations, hands-on art food trucks and more!
Free and family-friendly!
Everyone is welcome.
Shoreline and Lake Forest Park 海岸線和湖泊森林公園 are vibrant cities, rich in cultural diversity. This event brings people together into celebrate the lively arts and traditions around the Lunar New Year. Stop by and celebrate traditional and contemporary Asian culture, food, art, and music.
Free to attend and open for all ages, though donations are greatly appreciated.
Year of the Rabbit
Celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome in the Year of the Rabbit.
Make your own paper lantern with a special art kit created just for the event.
Music and Performances
Lion dance, kung fu performance and music come together in the celebration.
Lantern Festival Facts
The Lantern Festival has been part of the Chinese New Year celebrations since the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 221AD).
It is said that the holiday evolved from an ancient Chinese belief that celestial spirits could be seen flying about in the light of the first full moon of the lunar calendar.
People used torches and eventually lanterns of every shape, size and color to aid them in spotting the spirits.
The lanterns come in all shapes and sizes. Some are created in the form of animals, insects, flowers, people or even machines and buildings. Others depict scenes from popular stories teaching filial piety and traditional values. A favorite subject is the zodiac animal of the year.
Find out more info here.