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Red-Firecrackers - The story of the first Lunar New Year, and The Story of Nian and The Origin of Chinese Lunar New Year Customs

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  • Feb. 05, 2022, 1-2pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • FREE
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A spectacular production of dazzling props, colorful costumes,  mesmerizing music, fantastic acrobatics and lively dance by  top notch performers telling the story of the origin of the Chinese Lunar New Year. In this legend, a group of villagers, working, dancing and praying together,  defeated an a terrifying monster of the ages.  A heartwarming story highlights the intrinsic value of coming together, courage, hard-work and ingenuity.  It also explains some of the origin of the tradition of the Chinese Lunar New Year when everyone is wearing red, giving red envelopes to children, putting up red decorations, and lighting up all the dark corners the red firecracker to make loud noises. This pre-recorded program will air on the BPL Facebook page and remain there for 48 hours, then will be taken down.

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