The Nevada State Museum, Carson City and the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada present their annual Lunar New Year celebration!
Based on the Chinese Zodiac Calendar, the Lunar New Year is the most anticipated and celebrated festival in China and for those observing it worldwide.
This year’s sign is the Rabbit, so Lunar New Year 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit. According to the Chinese Zodiac, Rabbits represent the Moon as well as softness, tenderness, and gentleness.
Craft stations for the Lunar New Year celebration open around 9:30 a.m. on the first floor landing above the Museum lobby, where participants can create Chinese noisemaker crafts. Traditional folk dancing by the Carson Valley Chinese Cultural Group starts just after 10 a.m.
At about 11:00am, Lion Dancers dressed in colorful costumes will lead participants in a parade up the sidewalk along Carson Street to the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada where more activities will be held.
Lunar New Year activities at the Nevada State Museum are free. However, admission is charged for visitors wishing to go through the Museum.