The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents one of its most popular annual festivals. The Chinese Lunar New Year celebration returns on Saturday, February 28. A full day of festivities include traditional lion dances, music and drumming and art making.
Explore Yin Yu Tang, a Chinese house that sheltered one family in the Huizhou region of China for more than 200 years and the exhibition Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art. With more than 30 highlights from the museum's wide-ranging Chinese collection spanning 3,000 years, this exhibition celebrates China's artistic achievements crystallized in seasonal festivals, religious ceremonies and celebrations. Discover plants and animals, myths and symbols and decipher the Chinese character for "Double Happiness."
The Chinese Lunar New Year is a 15-day celebration marking the start of the new year. Each year coincides with one of 12 zodiac animals and this year’s animal is the goat. People born in a goat year are believed to be calm, smart, creative and dependable.
Saturday, February 28 | 10 am-4 pm | All programs FREE with museum admission
For reservations, please call 978-745-9500, ext. 3011