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Jersey Lunar New Year Festival

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About Lunar New Year

​The Creative Island Partnership​ is proud to present the second Lunar New Year Festival.

Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year and Spring Festival, is celebrated in East-Asian communities around the world. ​

In 2024, Lunar New Year takes place on 10 February, with the festival lasting until 24 February.​

This cultural festival is traditionally an opportunity to:

  • ​​celebrate family and prosperity
  • share hopes for the year ahead
  • enter into the new year with positivity and joy

This New Year will bring the Year of the Dragon, 1 of 12 cyclical zodiac animals​. 

The Year of the Dragon symbolises prosperity, luck, hope and opportunity.


Event Date and time
Location and description

Pu'er Tea experience with The Yard and the Jerse​y Museum​

Saturday 10 to Saturday 24 February​

The Yard at the Jersey Museum

Pop into The Yard and Jersey Museum to experience a little bit of China's traditional Tea Culture. Sample some earthy Pu'er Tea with a side of tasty Custard Bao Bun, and enjoy a small exhibition about tea culture, mountain tea plantations and tea leaf processing.​

​Jersey Tea Company tour

​Saturday 24 February

​Jersey Tea Company Farm

Visit the Jersey Tea Company Farm for their Jersey Tea Tour! A delightful journey through the scenic tea fields of Jersey, where you can indulge in the finest teas.

Book your ticket​ ​

Lunar New Year children’s activity booklet

Learn about the history of Lunar New Year and enjoy fun educational activities.

This booklet is aimed at 5 to 8 year olds and requires the help of parents or guardians to work through the booklet with their children and access the further learning links included inside.

Children's activity booklet

Booklets can also be picked up from the Jersey Library during half term.

You can also learn more about Chinese Mandarin from ThinkChinese​​ and BBC Bitesize​.

Draw your Dragon! Drawing competition

We encourage all children to take part in the Draw Your Dragon! competition on pages 4 and 5 of the Lunar New Year children's activity booklet. 

The deadline for entry is Friday 23 February.​

Draw your Dragon! terms and conditions

Lunar New Year red envelope initiative

Immerse yourself in the vibrant tradition of gifting and receiving red envelopes, symbolising good luck and positive energy. 

5,000 special red envelopes will be distributed on the High Street during the Lunar New Year festival to Islanders, granting them access to exclusive offers.

The initiative encourages people to explore the High Street and enjoy offers and prizes available only to red envelope recipients.

Terms and conditions

Offers are available from 8 February to 10 March 2024. 

Offers are available only to those who have received a red envelope. The red envelope includes a leaflet with the offers. Lucky envelopes include additional vouchers.

Lunar New Year red envelope initiative terms and conditions

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