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Check out some of the best Chinese New Year's Festivals


	Chinese Lion Dance Parade in Boston

Chinese Lion Dance Parade in Boston

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Feb 7, 2013 —  It’s undeniable that Chinese culture – one of the world’s oldest – has manifested itself in various niches throughout the Western world. And there’s no better example of China’s deep and widespread cultural influence than in the excitement and festive atmosphere created by Chinese New Year parades and festivals in some of the world’s biggest cities.

In New York City, the Chinatown Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony draws over 200,000 guests annually to witness a colorful and massive explosion of 600,000 firecrackers, while dance troupes, community leaders, and singers also line the streets near Sara Roosevelt Park.

The Chinese Lion Dance Parade in Boston rivals its New York counterpart with its lion dancer troupes and intricate, beautiful, and traditional Chinese costumes. Local businesses along the Boston parade route join in the fun by leaving vegetables and fruit hanging from their doors for the Lion – an elaborate costumed animal that requres two people to operate – to come and pluck for good tidings in the New Year.

Not to be outdone, the Paris Chinese New Year Parade brings out martial arts performances, dragon puppets, and even extraordinarily talented Chinese opera singers.

This February, head to a Chinese New Year festival or parade near you to celebrate the people and customs of one of the world’s oldest civilizations.

  • Chinatown Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony 2013

    Festival / Holiday Event / Special Event Feb 10, 2013 11:00 am

    Chinatown Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony - Festival | Holiday Event | Special Event in New York.
    New York Sara Roosevelt Park

    Chrystie Street
    New York, NY 10001

  • Chinese New Year's Day Celebration - Year of the Snake

    Parade / Holiday Event / Cultural Festival Feb 10, 2013

    Chinese New Year's Day Celebration - Cultural Festival | Holiday Event | Parade in Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles Chinatown

    943-951 N. Broadway
    Los Angeles, California 90012

  • Chinese New Year Parade & Festival 2013

    Cultural Festival / Parade / Street Fair Feb 2–24, 2013

    Chinese New Year Parade & Festival - Cultural Festival | Parade | Street Fair in San Francisco.
    San Francisco Throughout the city
  • Chinese Lion Dance Parade 2013

    Parade / Holiday Event / Cultural Festival Feb 17, 2013 11:00 am

    Chinese Lion Dance Parade - Cultural Festival | Holiday Event | Parade in Boston.
    Boston Chinatown

    Boston, MA 02111

  • 13th Paris Chinese New Year Parade

    Parade / Festival Feb 17, 2013

    Paris Chinese New Year Parade - Festival | Parade in Paris.
    Paris Throughout the city
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