Sunday, Feb 09, 2014 11:00a -
Beach St & Surface Rd
Boston, MA 02111
Festivals & Fairs, Food, Performing Arts
The Chinese Near Year Parade marks the biggest annual celebration in Boston's Chinatown. With troops of colorful lion dancers, drums and cymbals, firecrackers, and great food, this is a special event you won't want to miss.
In China, this celebration begins on the first day of the first month in the lunar calendar traditionally used in much of Asia. It is sometimes called the Lunar New Year.
The celebration is called the Spring Festival in China because it marks the beginning of warmer weather. Here in Boston, not so much.
The annual Chinese New Year Parade provides a lot of fun as well as the best opportunity to see traditional Lion Dances performed in Boston's Chinatown, the third largest in the U.S.