PEM’S LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION RETURNS
TO USHER IN THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY
DANCE, MUSIC, ART MAKING, FILM AND MORE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 | 10 AM-4 PM
The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) has announced the return of its annual Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, February 13, from 10 am to 4 pm. Celebrate the Year of the Monkey by making your own lantern for the traditional Lantern Festival, which signals the end of the Lunar New Year celebration. Experience lion dances, traditional Chinese music and get a glimpse of the world of the Shaolin with a special documentary. Be sure to explore Yin Yu Tang, PEM’s Chinese house that sheltered one family in the Huizhou region of China for more than 200 years.
The Chinese Lunar New Year is a 15-day celebration marking the start of the new year. Each year is represented by one of the 12 zodiac animals and this is the year of the monkey. Those born in the year of the monkey are said to be smart, ambitious, quick-witted and optimistic.
Visit pem.org for the full schedule. All events are included in the price of admission; Additional admission to Yin Yu Tang is $5.