Chinese New Years Day NYC | Chinatown Firecrackers, Festivals and Parades


    Facebooktwittergoogle_plusrssThe Chinese New Year marks the beginning of the spring and the rebirth of the Earth. New York City celebrates the Chinese New Year with a Firecracker Ceremony, Cultural Festival, as well as a New Year Parade followed by another Festival. After the firecrackers, a traditional Lunar New Year practice believed to scare away evil spirits, join the opening ceremonies, a dozen Lion, Dragon and Unicorn dance troupes marching down the main streets of Chinatown. On Sunday, watch a colorful spectacle featuring floats, marching bands, lion and dragon dancers, antique cars, beauty queens, Asian musical performers, magicians and acrobats, and local organizations.