It's the year of the ox! For Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year), NYC is once again going all out with festive online events featuring traditional dancing and performances and dinners offering. Our guide includes everything you need to know about the holiday, from restaurants where you can gorge on Chinese delicacies to events where you can experience more of what the country has to offer. As one of the best NYC events in January and things to do in winter, make sure to save the date for the annual Lunar New Year Parade later this year since it's been postponed.
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When is Lunar New Year?
The Lunar New Year falls on Friday, February 12, 2021. It's the year of the ox! Those born in the year of the ox (1937, 1949, 1961,1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and 2021) are thought to be honest, earnest and low key and never look for praise or to be the center of attention. This often hides their talent, but they’ll gain recognition through their hard work, according to chinesenewyear.net.
What is Lunar New Year?
Lunar New Year is a holiday in which people honor household and heavenly deities, as well as their ancestors. More modern generations also see the holiday as a time for family to celebrate and come together.
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The best things to do near the Chinese New Year Parade
If you’re planning to attend the Chinese New Year Parade, you might be looking for something to do before or after NYC’s most colorful procession. That’s why we’ve rounded up some awesome New York attractions located in surrounding neighborhoods such as Little Italy as well as some noteworthy spots in Chinatown for you to check out. After the festivities die down, check out one of the best karaoke bars in Chinatown, have dinner at one of the many Chinatown restaurants and discover great places to go shopping. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Chinese New Year parade in NYC