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Chinese New Year parades and celebrations in Chicago

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with our guide to Chinese New Year festivities throughout Chicago.

Emma Krupp
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Emma Krupp

Chinese New Year celebrations are headed back to Chicago after taking last year off, giving us ample opportunity to welcome the Year of the Tiger when it begins on February 1. Ready to join the party? Head to Uptown's Argyle Street or Chinatown to see colorful parades, have a meal at your favorite Chinese restaurant or catch a live performance of traditional music. You'll find there are plenty of ways to ring in the beginning of a new lunar calendar with our guide to the best parades and events in Chicago.

What is the Chinese New Year?

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, is one of the most important Chinese holidays. The centuries-old tradition honors deities and ancestors, coinciding with the arrival of a new moon between the dates of February 1 and 15. According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, 2022 is the Year of the Tiger.

When is the Chinese New Year 2022?

The Chinese New Year arrives on Tuesday, February 1.

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