Massachusetts is proud to celebrate the Year of the Tiger during 2022 Lunar New Year, as Asian-American communities around the Commonwealth share their rich history, culture and cuisine.

Considered the most important holiday in Asia and in Asian Diasporas around the world, the holiday is named for one of the twelve animals in the Chinese Zodiac.

According to Share America, “The Year of the Tiger comes around every 12 years — the last one was in 2010 — and tradition says people born during that year tend to be bold and confident.”

The Boston Public Library has 14 book recommendations to celebrate Lunar New Year in 2022.

Here is just a selection of activities in Massachusetts. Enjoy!

February 8-13
Pao Art Center Lunar New Year Celebration/Boston
Pao Arts Center’s popular family-friendly celebration is back with virtual and in-person options! Experience Lion dance, brush painting demos, and crafts.

February 11
National Association of Asian Professionals Boston is hosting an in-person Game Night to celebrate Lunar New Year at the Ft. Point Room in Boston.

February 13
The Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown, Boston
Join the Annual Chinatown Parade hosted by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England in Boston’s Chinatown.

February 15
Peabody Essex Museum Salem
Join PEM educator Bethany Beatrice for a virtual tour of Yin Yu Tang, a Chinese house at PEM which inspired our first children’s book Piece by Piece by Susan Tan.

February 22
The Annual Quincy Lunar New Year Festival
hosted by Quincy Asian Resources Inc./ Quincy MA is virtual this year, starting at Noon.

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