This guide will help you to understand and participate in the Chinese New Year celebration with an exploration of the history and folklore, activities like decorating, parades, and gifting, traditional recipes, and crafts for all ages.
This local guide will help you to mark the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit with food and programming from Philly and other local restaurants and attractions.
Explore many digital offerings including an introduction to the zodiac, historical art made into virtual puzzles, and info about how Lunar New Year is celebrated in several countries.
2023's film (shot on an iPhone 14 Pro) "shines a light on humanity, shows the power of pursuing one’s passion, and reminds us all of what it takes to overcome life’s obstacles."
Each year, Apple commissions a director to create a short film for Chinese New Year. 2022's film (shot on an iPhone 13 Pro) kicks off the Year of the Tiger with the story of a father, a son and a forgotten village with an out-of-this-world dream.
2021's film (shot on an iPhone 12 Pro Max) is a traditional Chinese folktale retold as a coming of age story.
Hello Prosper is a local company created to "craft hands-on educational products that serve interracial & intercultural families to embrace Asian traditions, one untold story at a time." They created a digital calendar which includes holidays from 19 Asian ethnicities, remembrance days, and "a daily dose of Asian culture worth celebrating." The calendar is being offered for free so that educators may use it to promote inclusion, representation, and decolonization of the education system, but it is available to all for a suggested donation.
Gene Luen Yang believes that graphic novels and comics belong in schools. We agree, and you'll find his book American Born Chinese, the first graphic novel to be nominated for The National Book Award, on our shelves! Yang was also appointed the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature from 2015-2016. Follow the link to learn more about his experiences and ideas.
The virtual galleries of the Palace Museum are an engaging, visual way to learn about the history and culture of China. Established in 1925 and located in the heart of Beijing, the Palace Museum was installed in the imperial palace of two consecutive dynasties - the Ming (1368-1644) and the Qing (1644-1911). You can virtually tour many of its exhibits, including a virtual Tranquility Garden and Lantern Festival experience.