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Thurs: 1 PM–8 PM
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200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Cultural Celebrations

From performances and activities to virtual events, there’s truly something for the entire family! Programs include: Chuseok, Filipino American History Month Celebration, Diwali, Bell Ringing Ceremony, Lunar New Year, Nowruz, and AAPI Heritage Month Celebration.


Nowruz, or Persian New Year, is celebrated on the day of the vernal equinox, which marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Nowruz is a symbol of renewal and its
important themes are reverence for nature, respect for family and community, doing good deeds, and forgiveness.

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Lunar New Year

Welcome the Year of the Ox with virtual events, art-making, and storytelling.

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Celebrate Japanese New Year

For more than three decades, the Asian Art Museum has installed its Japanese temple bell on-site in preparation for the annual Bell Ringing Ceremony.

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Filipino American History Month

Celebrated in October, Filipino American (Fil-Am) History Month honors the history, pursuits, accomplishments, and legacy of Filipinos in the United States. It also serves to provide a link between Filipinos in the U.S. and Filipinos in the Philippines by showcasing their shared culture and heritage.

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Chuseok or “autumn eve” is the annual Korean three-day festival celebrating the end of summer and the autumn harvest.

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Diwali is known as the Festival of Lights and comes from the Sanskrit word, Dipawali, which literally means “row of lights.” Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs around the world to mark the beginning of the new year according to the Indian lunar calendar, and falls on the darkest night of the year, usually in late October or early November.

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Upcoming Cultural Celebration Events

Organizers & Sponsors

Cultural Celebrations are made possible by Bank of America.