|Date and Times||13 February 2021|
Celebrate the Year of the Ox online with a whole host of Chinese New Year activities, videos and performances.
We may not be able to celebrate in person at the National Maritime Museum, but you can still take part in all our fantastic virtual events for free!
We'll be adding to this page in the build-up to the New Year, so check back for more great ideas and resources.
Chinese New Year Highlights
Discover more events, talks and activities to help celebrate Chinese New Year online
The Legend of Nian
Join Deaf storyteller Deppa Shastri as she tells the story of Nian, a legandary monster. Discover why red is a good luck colour in China and why people wear brightly coloured clothes to celebrate the New Year.
This story is in British Sign Language, with voiceover interpretation and captions.
Character Encounters: James Robson
Meet James Robson, cook on board the Cutty Sark. Discover what life was like on board the Cutty Sark and find out what’s for dinner.
Curious Collections with Chinese Connections
Find out about fascinating objects from the National Maritime Museum collections that have Chinese connections.
Craft activities to try at home
Explore the relationship between China and Britain and the Museum's collections with fun family workshops, suitable for all ages and abilities. Click here to learn how to make a hongbao and a lucky fish poster.
Join our Chinese Community show to hear an astronomer from the Royal Observatory Greenwich explore topics in ancient and modern Chinese astronomy, including the Sun, Moon, stars and space exploration.
Chinese New Year facts and traditions
Find out more about how and why we celebrate Chinese New Year with our local partners the Newham Chinese Association. From dances and decoration to food and festivities, what are the origins of new year celebrations today?
Tai Chi and Qigong demonstration
The ancient Chinese practices of Tai Chi and Qigong combine slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and breathing exercises. Join Tai Chi and Qigong specialist Chew Yeen Lawes as she presents a selection of movements for you to follow from these traditional martial arts.
This 10-minute instructional video will exercise your body and mind as well enrich your knowledge of traditional Chinese culture.
This video has been made in collaboration with Global fusion Arts and Music.