In 2018, the Lunar New Year occurs on February 16th; however, we’re extending the festivities by observing it this Sunday, March 4th.
Traditional customs focus on special preparations like a thorough cleaning of the house and settling one’s debts. Each family’s entire household will in turn gather for dinner to observe the closing of the old year.
The new year begins with small visitations to exchange greetings and small gifts between friends and colleagues to renew relationships over the many days this holiday is celebrated. Finally, the full family gathers together again for dinner to welcome in “The New Lunar Year”.
CELEBRATE WITH ST. THOMAS
As 2018 ushers in the year of the Dog, we will observe this important cultural event with a special presentation on the Lunar New Year by the Sunday School classes during the mid morning (10:30 AM) worship service.
Join us in Cowans Hall following morning services for special Chinese treats and refreshments during coffee hour.
Enjoy sampling as you explore captivating displays showcasing the “Year of the Dog” Chinese Lunar New Year. Have fun while learning more about how this ancient Chinese tradition is celebrated.