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 2017, Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
Chinese New Year in a big event in Washington DC where annual Chinese New Year festival and parade takes place around the Friendship Arch, a Chinese gate built over H Street at 7th Street.
Washington, DC celebrates the Chinese New Year with a Chinese New Year Parade, Chinese Dragon Dances, live musical performances, and more and here the Chinese New Year is celebrated for a period of 15 days from the day of Chinese New Year to the Lantern Festival.
Each year the parade held in Chinatown in Washington, DC which features the traditional Chinese Dragon Dance, Kung Fu demonstrations and live musical entertainment.
Washington DC Chinese New Year Parade will be held on H Street, NW, between 6th and 8th Streets.
Washington DC Chinese New Year Celebrations will include activities like live music and dance performances, traditional Chinese calligraphy, children’s crafts, face painting, tai chi and kung fu demonstrations, lion dancing, poetry readings, film screenings, art and photo exhibits, raffle prizes, New Year souvenirs, free giveaways, and much more.
Washington DC Chinese New Year Parade 2017 will be broadcast on TV on local TV channels in Washington DC.