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Celebrate Century Old Traditions with Chinese New Year
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.