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Chinese New Year Event Postponed

Post Date:01/24/2020

Ladies dancing

UPDATE 2/14/2020: The organizers of this event will be meeting at the end of February to determine a new date and time to hold this event.  

UPDATE 1/24/2020: Due to recent concerns of the Coronavirus, the Chinese New Year event at the Meridian Mall scheduled for Sunday, January 26th has been postponed until further notice. Please check back in February for updates.  Please note, organizers of the event have made this decision as a precaution. Many of the acts scheduled for the event had canceled due to concerns prior to the postponement announcement. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


The Greater Lansing Chinese Association and Meridian Township Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting their annual Chinese New Year Festival for an afternoon of culture and family friendly fun.  

What: Chinese New Year Festival

When: January 26th, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Meridian Mall, 1982 W Grand River Ave, Okemos

Who: Open to all ages

Why: The festival is focused on bringing the entire community together in celebration of the Chinese culture. Activities will include a parade, music, dancing, singing, games and more.

Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, has more than 4,000 years of history. It is the grandest and most celebrated festival of the Chinese tradition. People born in the Year of the Rat (1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 and 2020) are known to be very industrious and thrifty, diligent and positive. The Rat is the first in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiacs.

For more information on the Chinese New Year event, contact the Meridian Township Parks and Recreation Department at 517.853.4600.

Celebrate Century Old Traditions with Chinese New Year Press Release

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