Happy Lunar New Year

Wishing a happy and prosperous new year to all those celebrating, whether you're enjoying Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, Losar, Seollal, Tết Nguyên Đán, Tsagaan Sar, or another festival!

This year the Chinese New Year celebrates the Year of the Dragon. Liverpool is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of twinning with Shanghai. There will be celebrations taking place throughout the city from 9 - 11 February.

New year wishes from the University

Vice-Chancellor, Tim Jones, and students from across the university wish you a very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/confucius-institute/lunarnewyear2024/ A cartoon image of a red dragon on a dark red background surrounded by stars, arches, and lanterns. It say 'happy new year' in Chinese and in English.

Happy New Year from our Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute is offering a variety of ways to get involved and celebrate the cultural traditions of this Lunar New Year.


Celebrations in Liverpool

Discover what's on across the Liverpool city region with Visit Liverpool's programme of events.

https://liverpool.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=3e5d70c5-b4a2-40cb-a4db-b10300df294c A group of international students wearing red and white and holding Lunar New Year ornaments in Abercromby Square. They are all waving and smiling at the camera.

Students share well wishes for the Lunar New Year

In this short video, some international students at the University of Liverpool wish you a Happy Lunar New Year alongside the Student Guild president, Vasiliki Samuels.


Lunar New Year family events

Celebrate Lunar New Year by attending a collection of free events, hosted by the Victoria Gallery & Museum in collaboration with the Confucius Institute.

https://www.stgeorgeshallliverpool.co.uk/events/chinese-new-year-gala/ An illustrated image of a golden dragon is overlaid on top of an image of St George's hall in Liverpool. The text in the top left corner says St George's Hall in white, and the whole photo is tinted red.

Chinese New Year Gala at St. George's Hall

Join St George’s Hall and the University of Liverpool Confucius Institute for an incredible show highlighting the beauty of Chinese culture in our exquisite Great Hall. There will be a traditional dragon dance, martial arts demonstrations, Chinese music, and much more.

https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2024/02/05/my-lunar-new-year-celebration-in-liverpool/ Liverpool's ornate, multi-coloured Chinese arch on a clear day.

Student Article: My Lunar New Year Celebration in Liverpool

In this article, Yankai Huang (a BA Media, Data, and Society student from China) shares how they plan to celebrate the new year, despite the challenges of a hectic student life.  

https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2024/02/06/7-top-lunar-new-year-events-taking-place-in-liverpool/ The ornate, vibrant, and colourful Chinese arch in Liverpool, next to a historical building with a round dome on top and columns out front.

7 Lunar New Year events taking place in Liverpool

Looking to celebrate New Year in Liverpool? There are lots of events taking place in the city to celebrate the Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year. Check out this student news article with a round-up of seven you and your friends might enjoy.