Join us on Saturday, February 12 as we celebrate the Year of the Tiger!  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.

On Courthouse Square, Redwood City will be presenting lion dancers, martial artists, taiko drummers, and other live performances to celebrate the Year of the Tiger.

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

Hands-On Activities

Inside the History Museum, kids can participate in activity stations based on the Chinese zodiac. They can create a paper lantern, make a red envelope, design a tiger face and more.

Courthouse Docket Presentation

On February 20, 2021,  Redwood City Councilmember Jeff Gee in partnership with the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) San Mateo presented a panel discussion focused on the traditions associated with Lunar New Year.  OCA members participating included: Jenny Kaminsky, Selene Wong, Aimee Yan and Emily Gao.

The program was part of the History Museum’s Courthouse Docket series.