British museum celebrates upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-12-25 14:25
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Royal Museums Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the UK as well as home to the iconic Royal Observatory Greenwich and Cutty Sark sailing ship, plans to celebrate the approaching Chinese Lunar New Year with a program that covers a rich mix of cultural activities.

The program features traditional Chinese performance arts including lion dance and kung fu, craft making of hongbao (red packets containing money usually given by senior members of families to the young during Lunar New Year), traditional Chinese New Year storytelling of Nian, a beast related to the origin of the Chinese Spring Festival, as well as a wide array of activities that allows visitors to explore various facets of Chinese history and culture.

2020 is the Year of the Rat and the forthcoming Spring Festival will fall on Jan 25, 2020.

If you go

Date: January 25, 2020

Time: 11:00–16:00

Venue: National Maritime Museum

Admission: Free

Age: Suitable for all ages

Visit www.rmg.co.uk for further information

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