The Chinese New Year or Spring Festival has more than 4,000 years of history and is the longest holiday of the year. In the 21st century, the national holiday starts on the first of the Lunar Calendar and ends on the 15 of the first month. This year, Chinese New Year begins on February 12 and ends February 26 with the Lantern Festival.
From Thursday, February 11, 2021, to Friday, February 26, 2021, we will be celebrating the festivities of the Chinese New Year on our Facebook page. Join us and you will learn more about Chinese New Year celebrations, answer riddles, learn to say words/phrases in Mandarin and Cantonese, and much more.
SAVE THE DATE
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: ZOOM Event
The link will be sent closer to the date
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
SHARE YOUR TALENT
We invite you to participate in submitting a short video with a maximum of three mins of talent you’d like to share with the SEIU Community. We are looking for: Chinese opera, songs, traditional dances, poems, music (live instrument) or anything you’d like to include that celebrates Chinese culture and language. All ages welcomed!
HAPPY NEW YEAR VIDEO GREETING
Submit a video of yourself saying “Happy New Year” in Mandarin or Cantonese. A short video will be compiled, and shared during our live ZOOM celebration. All ages are welcome!
QI PAO SHOW
Wear your traditional Qi Pao dress and submit your photos or two-minute video. The photos and the short videos will be compiled and shared during our live ZOOM celebration
Please send all your submissions to
Selected photos and/or videos will be shared during our live video celebration on February 23, 2021. All submission must be sent in before 5:00 p.m. on February 15, 2021.
We will host a Chopstick Contest on who can successfully pick up items with their chopsticks the fastest. Contestants must be between 5 to 12.
Five items to pick up
(Example: peanut, jellybean, Tictac, cereal, and any type of pasta)