The Year of the Water Rabbit begins on January 22, 2023 and marks the beginning of the fifteen-day Spring Festival. John Adams, author of Chinese Victoria, will explain how the date of the annual event is calculated, how the twelve Chinese zodiac animals were chosen and show many of the items popularly used in the celebrations. Learn the reasons for the lion and dragon dances, the purpose of lai see (lucky red envelopes), the symbolism of holiday foods and many of the customs and legends associated with the event.
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