On February 9, 2019, not only Chinatown, but the entire city of The Hague will celebrate Chinese New Year. In and around the City Hall of The Hague, the national celebration is organized with Chinese dragons and lions dancing in procession through the city centre, fireworks on the Spuiplein and performances by Chinese and Dutch artists in the City Hall Atrium.
Every year, hundreds of people from all parts of the country come to this event to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year together with the Chinese community in the Netherlands. We expect many guests from the Netherlands and abroad, including members of the Dutch government and parliament, the Chinese ambassador in The Netherlands, ambassadors of other countries, and representatives of The Hague and other municipalities.
The festival is free for public. So join us on February 9 in The Hague.
|10:00||Reception of the guests in the City Hall|
|11:00||Chinese dragon and lion dance and fireworks at the Spuiplein|
|12:00||Official opening of the national celebration in the City Hall|
|Cultural market in the City Hall|
|13:00||Chinese New Year lunch for invited guests at the Foyer of the City Hall|
|12:30 to 16:00||Varied Program by Chinese and Dutch artists|
|14:30||Chinese parade to Het Plein and performances|