Boston Chinatown – Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations

Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year is just not celebrated in China, but is also celebrated in other parts of the world, especially where there is a large Chinese Community.

In 2018, Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Friday, February 16, 2018.

Boston Chinese New Year Parade

Chinese New Year in a big event in Boston. Here every year a the Chinese New Year Celebrations are centered around a Chinese Lion Dance Parade which takes place in Boston’s Chinatown.

Boston’s Chinatown is the third largest Chinese community in the United States.

In the 1880s, the first Chinese immigrants arrived in Boston, pitching their tents in what is now known as “Ping On Alley.” Today, nestled between Downtown Crossing and the South End, Chinatown provides visitors with a variety of Asian history and cuisine.

The Boston Chinese New Year Parade features colorful floats, bombastic marching bands, lion dancers, and a massive dragon.

The Lion Dance Parade in Boston’s Chinatown is a traditional celebration featuring brightly colored Chinese costumes worn by lion dancers who are also martial artists. There is also traditional food and music.