Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Purchase your tickets for a chance to win $25k toward a new car or $20k in cash during NHPR's Summer Raffle!
Word of Mouth
• Check out our list of New Hampshire museums, galleries, performance venues & independent bookstores, sorted by region.• You can also find art exhibits, book readings, live music and more on our Public Events Calendar.

Celebrating China's Spring Festival In New England

chinese new year.jpg

This week marks the start of the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year. This fifteen-day celebration is the longest and most important holiday in China, featuring family reunions, fireworks, traditional meals, red lanterns, and the traditional gift of the Hong Bao, or Red Packet. (You can also rent a boyfriend for the festival...a new trend that's emerged in recent years).

If you're interested in soaking up some festive Chinese celebration right here at home, check out these events taking place in the coming weeks, as compiled by the International Business Times.

Closer to home, you can check out these events. (A note, some have already passed, but put them on your calendar for next year!)

UNH Chinese New Year Gala

Boston College Spring Festival Gala

Boston's Chinatown: A bevy of activities

Chinatown's annual Lion Dance Parade

Oh, and check out this video of Celine Dion performing with Chinese pop star Song Zuying at the 2013 Spring Festival Gala.

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.