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Year of the Rabbit: Celebrate Lunar New Year

The Year of the Rabbit is here! Find ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year in or around Bucks County.

On January 22nd, we will officially say goodbye to The Year of the Tiger and ring in The Year of the Rabbit. In Chinese culture, the sign of the Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity. 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Hop on over to the Lunar New Year celebrations we’ve collected in or around Bucks County and let’s make this year’s prediction of a year of hope a reality!

Looking for more fun things to do in the area? Check out our Bucks County Parent Community Calendar for more upcoming family events in and around the Bucks County area.

Lunar New Year Storytime

Friday, January 20, 10:30 to 11:15 am

Southampton Free Library, 947 Street Road, Southampton

Join the Southampton Library in reading a few stories about the Lunar New Year to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit! After reading, children will complete a craft. Registration is required, click here to register. If you’re interested in checking out any books for home about the Lunar Year, check out the library’s great list of titles here.


Saturday, January 21, 10 am to 4 pm

Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia

On January 21st, ring in the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rabbit with a vibrant array of activities. In many Asian communities around the world, the Lunar New Year is among the most important holidays of the year. This family-friendly day features traditional dance and music, hands-on workshops, storytelling, calligraphy, and art-making for all ages. Visitors can join in the traditional Lion Dance as part of the celebration! This event is included with your price of admission to the museum.

Temple University Presents Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, January 21, 5 to 7 pm

Rothman Institute Cabin at Dilworth Park, 1 S 15th Street, Philadelphia

Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink visitors are invited to celebrate Lunar New Year with a prancing lion, traditional Chinese dancers and a delicious menu in the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin, where the first 100 guests will receive a lucky red envelope containing secret prizes. Ice skating sessions will be available throughout the evening.

Traditional Lion Dance Performances By The Philadelphia Suns

Saturday, January 21 from 10 pm to midnight and Sunday at 11 am

10th and Spring St., Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Suns, a long-time community partner of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation, will be performing traditional lion dances in honor of the Lunar New Year. This year, the Suns will be performing in the Lunar New Year Eve Parade on Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 10:00 p.m. to midnight at various establishments throughout Chinatown, starting at 10th and Spring Streets. The Suns are also set to perform Sunday, January 22, 2023 for the Lunar New Year Day Parade starting at 11:00 a.m. at 10th and Spring Streets.

2023 Lunar New Year Celebration at the Pearl S. Bucks House

Sunday, January 22, 1 to 4 pm

Pearl S. Buck House, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie

Join Pearl S. Buck International and the Pearl S. Buck Volunteer Association for this family-friendly Lunar New Year celebration! Come enjoy kids’ games and activities including learning how to use chopsticks, making binoculars and playing “I Spy” in the Pearl S. Buck House museum, and making a gift for children with special needs living in Vietnam orphanages served by Pearl S. Buck International as you learn about who celebrates and how they celebrate. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but is recommended.

Featured Photo Courtesy of the Penn Museum

Calendar Editor & Writer for Bucks County Parent. Email tips to christine@familyfocus.org.