Chicago – 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.

Chicago Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year in a big event in Chicago. Here every year a the Chinese New Year Celebrations are organised by Chicago Chinatown Chamber.

Chicago is the second oldest settlement of Chinese in America. Here Chinatown is centered on Cermak and Wentworth Avenues.

Chinese communities throughout Chicago usher in the New Year with the annual Chicago Chinese New Year Parade.

Every year, the Chicago Chinese New Year Parade starts at 24th Street in Chicago and travels down Wentworth Avenue before ending at Cermak Road. The Chicago Chinese New Year Parade features colorful floats, bombastic marching bands, lion dancers, and a massive dragon.

Each year, the Chicago Chinese New Year Parade also features Miss Chicago Chinatown as well as Miss Friendship Ambassador.

Celebrate the Year of the Horse with Dragon and Lion dances, martial arts, Japanese Taiko, acrobatic performances, arts and crafts, exotic food and kids’ activities.

Chicago Chinese New Year Parade 2018 LIVE

The parade will be telecast LIVE on local TV channels in Chicago.

In Chicago the Chinese New Year festivities end with the Lantern Festival which is celebrated fifteen days after Chinese New Year Day.