Red Firecrackers - The Legend of the First Chinese New Year

Red Firecrackers - The Legend of the First Chinese New Year


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Main Stage
 For Grades 3-8

For more information and to book your group, contact Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 or

About Red Firecrackers

The Nai Ni Chen Dance Company presents a spectacular production of props, costumes, music, acrobatics, and 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 defeat a terrifying monster of the ages. It explains some of the origins 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 with red firecrackers to make loud noises.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 10:00am and 12:00pm
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 10:00am and 11:30am








Ocean County Parks and Recreation

This program is paid for in part by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders in conjunction with funds from the NJ State Council on the Arts and the NJ Historical Commission through the Ocean County Culture & Heritage Commission, Freeholder Virginia E. Haines, chairwoman.



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