Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is the most celebrated Asian festival in the world with the largest celebrations taking place in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, and Malaysia. In 2022, the first day of the Lunar New Year is Tuesday, February 1, initiating the Year of the Tiger. Nearly 160,000 Missourians identify as being of Asian descent and call Missouri home.

To all our fellow Missourians, we wish you a Happy Lunar New Year.

Video Program

0:14 Governor Mike Parson Opening Remarks
1:19 Electric Fireworks
1:40 Lion dance (Live Jan. 25 event)
4:20 Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe tosses ball into lion’s mouth
5:00 DOLIR Director Anna Hui Opening Remarks (Live Jan. 25 event)
6:55 Song performed by Columbia Chinese Language School (directed by Ms. Yu Fu)
8:20 Columbia Chinese School Principal Wei Du explains banners
12:48 Columbia Chinese School children give gift to Lt. Gov. Kehoe
14:10 Lt. Gov. Kehoe remarks
18:04 Lt. Gov. Kehoe and Second Lady attach Couplet to doors with school children
19:34 Banner calligraphy (Narengenerile) and Pipa performance (Theda Dolph), Reminiscence of JiangNan
24:36 Dr. Min Lui, introduction by Tommy Chen (Missouri Department of Revenue)
31:08 Dai Folk Dance, performed by Tiffany Yao
33:52 Michelle Li, introduction by Victoria Schulte, Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
37:24 Qipao Dance, performed by St. Louis Chinese Language School
41:10 Kristina Le, introduction by William Flowers, Labor and Industrial Relations Commission
49:22 Saint Louis University student performance, Giao xu Chua Phuc Sinh
52:22 Alexander Lee, introduction by Joy Harris-Bird, Missouri Office of Administration
1:00:46 Galloping Steeds (Erhu music), Led by Ms. Rulin Shang with musicians from Community Music School of Webster University
1:05:02 Closing by Anna Hui, Director of Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
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Special thanks to:

  • Chinese Language School of Columbia
  • St. Louis Chinese Language School
  • St. Louis Modern Chinese Language School
  • Chinese Culture and Education Services
  • St. Louis Vietnamese Community
  • Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis
  • Office of Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe
  • Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Missouri Office of Administration
  • Missouri Department of Revenue

Thank you all for your assistance in making this year's Lunar New Year celebration a special one!