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Chinese New Year Celebration at the New Brunswick Free Public Library

March 4 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The New Brunswick Free Public Library will ring in the Year of the Dog
with an afternoon of crafts and performances on Sunday, March 4.

Sponsored by the Confucius Institute of Rutgers University, this festive
program will feature Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting, paper
cutting, colorful folk dancing, and music performances led by the
students and teachers from the Edison Chinese School. Delicious food
will also be served. Bring the whole family to learn about Chinese
culture and celebrate the New Year.

Chinese New Year fell on February 16th in 2018, and is the most
important holiday on the Chinese calendar with many traditions. Some of
the typical practices are: families gather together for dinner, eating
dishes that symbolize good fortune and health; children wear new clothes
and receive red envelopes with money that will bring them good luck for
the upcoming New Year; and clean up their clutter to “remove the old and
welcome the new.”

The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU) was formed in
partnership with Jilin University in China and with support from the
Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban)/Confucius
Institute Headquarters. CIRU aims to broaden Chinese language
instruction, promote Chinese culture, spur the development of Chinese
Studies, and advance a wide range of cultural exchanges of the U.S. and


March 4
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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New Brunswick Free Public Library
60 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
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