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Utah Chinese New Year Celebration

One of the biggest event held annually by Utah Chinese communities

Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is one of the most important, if not the most important, celebrations in Chinese culture. The celebrations surrounding the holiday last 15 days, and there are a myriad of festivities and observed traditions that occur within those 15 days. Many of these festivities revolve around the origins of the holiday and the mythical beast called Nian, which means “year” or “years” in Chinese.


The Utah Chinese communities is celebrating the kick off to the Year of the Ox with virtual performances inspired by Chunwan traditions across Asia.


The 2021 Chinese New Year Virtual Celebration was a great success! We all had a great time full of entertainment. An enormous thank you to the sponsors that make the event a reality, and a huge thank you to our volunteers. Finally, a big thank you to the local Chinese community for their ongoing support.

We are excited for you to be joining us again next year! So, until then, keep it real!

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Event Info:
  • February 3, 2021
  • Wednesday, 7:30pm MST
  • Virtual Performances
  • FREE live streaming
Watch replay on YouTube

2020 Utah Chinese New Year Flickr Photostream

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Press Release

  This year, Chinese New Year’s Day falls on Saturday, January 25, 2020, marking the beginning of the Year of the Rat. The event is celebrated in many East and Southeast Asian countries and is especially important for Chinese people all around the world. Every year in Salt Lake City, we too celebrate Chinese New Year or Spring Festival in time for Lunar New Year’s Day.

  Since 2002, the Utah Chinese New Year Celebration Committee (UTCNYCC) has united nearly 20 participating community organizations to present this great tradition to all the people of the Salt Lake metro area. This free event features local performers from Utah as well as guest artists from as far away as Asia.

  This year, the Utah Chinese New Year Cultural Celebration Performances (Utah Chunwan) will take place on Saturday, January 25, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Skyline High School (3261 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City, UT84109). The program will include both traditional and modern music and dances, Chinese folk songs, Peking opera, a magic show, and much, much more. The show kicks off with an exciting Lion Dance - fun for everyone, young or old!

  This event is sponsored by the Salt Lake County ZAP program, the Confucius Institute at the University of Utah, Coinfinesse Group, and many local organizations and friends from inside and outside the Chinese community.

  The celebration is open to the public, and once again, admission is free. So, it is time for all of us to come together and enjoy this great, valued tradition. Please come to gain a greater understanding of the holiday and to share this happy time. The organizing committee invites everyone to experience this annual cultural phenomenon.

Utah Chinese New Year Cultural Celebration Details

The Spring Festival, or simply, Chinese New Year, is the largest and most important annual festival celebrated by Chinese around the world. This year, Chinese New Year’s Day falls on Saturday, January 25, 2020, marking the beginning of the year of the Rat.

Utah Chinese New Year Celebration has been the biggest event held annually and organized by Utah Chinese communities, under the name of Utah Chinese New Year Celebration Committee (UTCNYCC). It attracts thousands of audience every year. A group of more than 20 local Utah Chinese organizations are preparing for this year’s celebration.

The program will include modern music, Chinese folk songs and dances, traditional Chinese musical performances, Peking Opera, Magic show and many more. There will be lion dance before the show. Come and join us to celebrate this traditional holiday in Chinese culture!


  • University of Utah Confucius Institute 猶他大學孔子院
  • Salt Lake City ZAP program 鹽湖郡ZAP頁目
  • Chinatown Supermarket 中國城超市
  • China Grill 餐館
  • and many many more...

Participating Organizations:

Asian Pacific American Public Affairs Association - Utah Chapter 亞太裔美國人公共事務協會猶他分會
Chinese Association for Science and Technology in Utah 中國旅美科技協會猶他分會
Chinese Performing Arts 華藝學苑
Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association 鐵路華工後裔協會
Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Brigham Young University 楊佰翰大學中國學生會
Chinese Students and Scholars Association, University of Utah 猶他大學中國學生學者聯誼會
Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Utah State University 猶他州立大學中國學生學者聯誼會
Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Utah Valley University 猶他谷大學中國學生學者聯誼會
Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Weber State University 韋伯州立大學中國學生會
Confucius Institute at the University of Utah 猶他大學孔子學院
OCA - Asian Pacific Islander Advocates Utah 美華協會猶他分會
Oriental Chinese School 東方中文學校
Salt Lake Chinese Choir 鹽湖華人合唱團
United Chinese Association of Utah 猶他州華人聯合會
Utah Chinese Civic Center 鹽湖華助中心
Utah Chinese Folk Orchestra 猶他華人民樂團
Utah Chinese Golden Spike Society 猶他華人金釘協會
Utah Indochina Chinese Benevolence Society 越棉寮華人相濟會


Experience and understand the Chinese culture and new year atmosphere.



Celebrate the Chinese new year with traditional games and activities.



Watch the most beloved Lion Dance and local performers during the event.

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