Join us on Saturday, February 20 as we celebrate the Year of the Ox!  The Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in Asian heritage, often celebrated with big family gatherings, gift giving, the eating of symbolic foods, and displays of festive decorations–all focused on bringing good luck for the New Year and celebrating the imminent arrival of spring.

Guests participating in lunar new year activities at the San Mateo County History Museum rotunda
Chinese Lunar New Year lions perform at the San Mateo County History Museum

Courthouse Docket Presentation

Join us for a live webinar at 1pm.  Redwood City Councilmember Jeff Gee will moderate a panel discussion focused on the traditions associated with Lunar New Year. The panel discussion is in partnership with the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) San Mateo. The webinar is free, but pre-registration is required.

A young girl writes chinese calligraphy at Lunar New Year celebration at the San Mateo County History Museum

Hands-On Activities

Children’s crafts will be posted online. Make paper lantern, assemble a lucky red envelope, craft New Year’s greetings, and create Tangram puzzles.