Celebrate the Year of the Rat With San Mateo County Libraries!

Not ready to let go of the festive feeling yet? Come celebrate Lunar New Year with your local community!

For many Asian families around the world, Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays of the year. The celebration starts on Lunar New Year Eve, January 24th, where families get together to enjoy a festive meal. The New Year, the Year of Rat, starts on January 25th.

San Mateo County Libraries has prepared many wonderful programs for you. Whether you are celebrating the holiday with family or are simply curious and want to learn more, please join us to welcome in the Year of the Rat!

Some Event Highlights

Helen Loo's Lunar New Year Concert
In the spirit of Lunar New Year, Helen Loo, opens a new window will be offering a soulful and eclectic performance of Chinese songs in the tradition of the late Teresa Teng, opens a new window, the most influential singer in the Asian music industry, blended with other genres and cultures to reflect global peace and harmony.

Korean Gift Wrap Workshop
Come celebrate Lunar New Year with us. Yemulbo is a bojagi used to wrap special gifts. You'll learn how to construct this basic bojagi by Youngmin Lee, opens a new window. Youngmin holds a master's degree in fashion design and a bachelor's degree in clothing and textiles.

Leung's White Crane Lion Dance
The famous SF Leung's White Crane, opens a new window will bring you a traditional lion dance to celebrate Lunar New Year. The colorful and spectacular lion will give you a unique experience of East Asia.

Make sure to visit our events page for a complete list of all our Lunar New Year events.

How will you celebrate Lunar New Year? Let us know below!