until the Year of the Rat

Chinese New Year Festival will be celebrated at Kansalaistori on January 24th 2020!

Dragons meet lions to dance again at Kansalaistori Square! The wintry festivities also welcome skilled performance groups from Beijing as well as a Chinese New Year’s market, complete with stands selling tasty treats.

The cities of Helsinki and Beijing warmly welcome you to celebrate the Year of the Rat!

What is Your Chinese Zodiac Sign?

Enter your birth date

Chinese zodiac is based on mathematical cycle of 12 animals. Each year is related to one of the cycle’s animals and each animal’s attributes are believed to have an impact on the events of the year as well as on the characters of the children born that year.


© Chinese New Year Festival in Helsinki 2019

Illustrations by Anna-Kaisa Jormanainen

Chinese New Year Celebration brings life and color to wintery Helsinki. Bright lanterns, Chinese new year delicacies, dragons and lions together with talented performing artists from Beijing, create an unique festive atmosphere. The event is co-hosted by the cities of Helsinki and Beijing.


Helsinki Events Foundation

Producer Maarit Roschier
Tel. +358 40 1688 212