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Celebrate Diversity: Lunar New Year!

This post excerpted from Celebrate Diversitya publication of the Social Justice Collaborative.

To all those who celebrate, Happy Lunar New Year!

Also known as the Spring Festival, Chūnjié in Mandarin, Seollal in Korean, and Tết in Vietnamese, Lunar New Year is one the most important holidays among East and Southeast Asian communities, welcoming spring and a new year on the lunisolar calendar.

Celebrated over the course of 15 days, beginning Saturday, February 10, Lunar New Year is a time of prosperity and joy, with an abundance of gatherings honoring family legacy and ancestral lineage. 

Check out Emerson’s Language Cafe celebrating Lunar New Year around the world, a special dining hall menu, and other opportunities to learn more in the events and resources below.


Chinese New Year Celebration, The Hague
Saturday, February 24, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm CET
City Hall and Chinatown, The Hague

Los Angeles

Lunar New Year @ PAM
Saturday, February 10, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm PST
USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 N Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA


Ivy League Spring Festival Gala
Sunday, February 11, 7:00-9:00 pm EST
Emerson Colonial Theatre
106 Boylston Street

Lunar New Year Station Takeover & Sweet Treats
Monday, February 12, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm EST
Emerson Dining Center
122 Boylston Street

Learn more

Video: Lunar New Year 2024: The Year of the Dragon (BBC Newsround)
Webpage: Lunar New Year Celebration (National Museum of Asian Art)
List: Books to Celebrate the Lunar New Year for Any Age (Penguin Random House)
Multimedia: Lunar New Year 2024 (

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