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New Years All Year Round

On view January 20 – July 24, 2018

Uwajimaya & Moriguchi Family KidPLACE

Encounter the Lion – Learn the many show stages within the Lion Dance. Photo by Truong Nguyen,

Asian Pacific Islander Americans come from many communities, each with its own New Year celebration. This year we feature New Years from the Chinese, Khmer and Korean American communities.

Visit next year to learn more about New Years from other Asian Pacific Islander American communities.

Visit our Tours page to find out more about arranging a guided New Years tour for your school class or youth group. 

During the New Year, offerings are given before the Buddha inside the temple. Along with fruit, incense and candles, flowers represent the freshness and blooming of a New Year. Wing Luke Museum Collection

  Yut nori, a traditional Korean New Year game, includes a game board and four sticks that are tossed into the air like dice. Players move their counters according to how the sticks fall. The object of the game is to get four mal, or markers, around the board first. Photo by Jay Koh

Book List

Compiled by Erica Sternin, Children’s Librarian, Columbia Branch Library, The Seattle Public Library and the Wing Luke Museum

Chinese New Year in the United States
Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin
Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac by Ed Young
Chinese New Year’s Dragon by Rachel Sing
D Is for Dragon Dance by Ying Chang Compestine
Sam and the Lucky Money by Karen Chinn
The Star Maker by Laurence Yep This Next New Year by Janet S. Wong

Khmer American Children’s Books
Brother Rabbit by Minfong Ho 
The Caged Birds of Phnom Penh by Frederick Lipp 
The Cambodian Dancer by Daryn Reicherter
The Last King of Angkor Wat by Graeme Base 
A Path of Stars by Anne Sibley O’Brien 
Running Shoes by Frederick Lipp 
A Song for Cambodia by Michelle Lord

Korean American Children’s Books
Bee-bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park
Good-bye, 382 Shin Dang Dong by Frances Park
The Green Frogs: A Korean Folktale by Yumi Heo
Kimchi and Calamari by Rose Kent
Korean Folk Songs by Robert Sang-Ung Choi
Korean Nursery Rhymes by Danielle Wright
No Kimchi for Me by Aram Kim
Peacebound Trains by Haemi Balgassi

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Seattle Office of Arts & Culture


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