5 Ways To Celebrate Lunar New Year In Louisville

Feb 2, 2022 at 12:52 pm
Lunar New Year In Louisville

Happy Year of the Tiger! 

Monday was the official start of the Lunar New Year, which is celebrated in many East Asian cultures. This week and next, organizations in Louisville are hosting in-person events to showcase traditional Asian dancing, food and more.

Below are a handful of upcoming events where you’ll be able to celebrate the start of the Year of the Tiger.

If you can’t make it to any of those events or you want to experience the fun of a Chinese New Year event from home, the Louisville Chinese Christian Church recorded and live-streamed their New Year celebration a few days ago. You can watch it here:

SATURDAY, FEB. 5

Lunar New Year Celebration Logan Street Market | 1001 Logan St. | Search Facebook | Free | 5-8 p.m. Dung Tran’s Fresh Out The Box outpost will be selling traditional Asian dinners, and Boba Fête will serve tea and lunar pastries. River Lotus Lion Dance will provide the entertainment. 

SUNDAY, FEB. 6 

Lunar New Year Celebration Buddha Blessed Temple | 7748 3rd Street Road | Search Facebook | Free | Starts at 10 a.m. This Buddhist temple will offer entertainment from its young members, plus refreshments.

SUNDAY, FEB. 6

Lunar New Year Celebration First Korean Baptist Church of Louisville | 5937 Six Mile Lane  | Search Facebook | Free | Starts at 12 p.m. Everyone is welcome at this event, which will offer games and grilled food.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 9

Chinese New Year Festival The Red Barn at UofL | 2011 South Brook Street | events.louisville.edu | Free | 6-9 p.m. UofL’s Chinese Scholars Union, APSU, and Chinese Club are joining together to celebrate Chinese New Year with cultural highlights like lion and dragon dancing, Chinese food, traditional Chinese dress and calligraphy lessons. 

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