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Royal Museums Greenwich Marks Lunar New Year 2022

29 January 2022 National Maritime Museum

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Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) will mark Lunar New Year 2022 on 29 January 2022 with a series of events at the National Maritime Museum.

Lunar New Year celebrates the beginning of a new year in various communities across Asia and is also known as the Spring Festival in some places. Traditions associated with Lunar New Year include sweeping of the home, family reunions, celebrating with meaningful meals and traditional performances. The Chinese Zodiac has a great impact on several Asian countries, such as Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, and Thailand. This year, many countries will observe the Year of the Tiger.

The Lunar New Year celebrations at the National Maritime Museum are an opportunity for the Museum to celebrate the long relationship between Britain and Asia and to explore the continued sharing of cultures. It also gives visitors a chance to engage more deeply with the Asian objects in RMG’s collection. The event provides the opportunity for families to honour their heritage in a cultural space, engage with other visitors, celebrate together, and deepen their connection to the world around them.

This year, RMG will be working with several community groups to produce free workshops and performances at the Museum, suitable for all ages, with a number of digital resources also available on our website. In addition, there will be related events at the other Royal Museums Greenwich sites in the subsequent weeks.

Some highlights of this event will include a ship printing workshop, Qigong & Tai Chi workshop, lantern making, fan making, a tea ceremony demonstration, lion dance performance and so much more…

For more information, visit the RMG website

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