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Lunar New Year Celebration 2015

14 January / 2015
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The annual Lunar New Year 2015 celebration brings the Year of the Goat to University Settlement.

As always, our 23 Grange Road location will be alive with color and celebration as people join us on Saturday, February 21st in the Gym.

Hundreds of people are expected to watch performances including lion dances, Kung Fu demonstrations and traditional Korean dancing as well as enjoying Chinese riddles, calligraphy and light refreshments.

There are lots of customs and traditions – but how much do you actually know about Chinese New Year? And what date does it fall on this year?

When is Chinese New Year 2015?

This year, the Chinese New year will be celebrated on Thursday, February 19th. It will be year 4713 on the Chinese calendar. University Settlement celebrations take place on Saturday, February 21st.

Why does the date change every year?

The new years follow the Chinese lunar calendar, which means that Chinese New Year falls on different days each year and coincides with the black, or new, moon in January or February.

It then goes on for 15 days, until the next full moon. It’s all about regeneration and new life – hence its other name of the Spring Festival. Chinese New Year falls on the first day of the new moon which begins in either late January or February.

You can see the pictures from the event, right here:

Lunar New Year 2015 – Photo Album

The event was also featured in the February edition of snapd Queen magazine! Check out the article online:

snapd Queen – Lunar New Year Celebration

For more information about our event please check out our flyers, below!

Lunar New Year 2015 Celebration – English
Lunar New Year 2015 Celebration – Chinese
Lunar New Year 2015 Celebration – Korean