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Holiday Collections - Virtual Book Display: Chinese New Year

Explore different holiday traditions or find a fun holiday-related book, ebook, or film with our virtual book display.

Chinese New Year


Encyclopedia of New Year's Holidays Worldwide
New Year Celebrations in Central China in Late Imperial Times
The Cult of Happiness


Asian Americans
The Farewell = 别告诉她
Wo hu cang long = Crouching tiger, hidden dragon
Yin shi nan nü = Eat drink man woman
Shi mian mai fu = House of Flying Daggers

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Infographic Illustrating Chinese New Year Customs, Traditions, and Facts

Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival) is one of the most important celebrations of the year among East and Southeast Asian cultures. It usually spans multiple days at some point at the end of January and middle of February, following the lunar calendar. For many Asian Americans, Lunar New Year is one of the most important celebrations because it offers a unique connection to their cultural roots. To celebrate, we collected a selection of works that showcase Asian culture. For more suggested reads, please visit our AAPI Heritage Month virtual book display.

"Lunar New Year 2023" -

Lunar New Year | Traditions, Legend, & Facts - Britannica


Children's Books

New Year
Dragon Parade
This Next New Year
Celebrating Chinese New Year
When the Circus Came to Town
The Star Maker