It’s the year of the pig! During Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year), NYC goes all out with festive events and dinners offering traditional dancing and performances. 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 February and things to do in winter, make sure to save the date for the annual Lunar New Year Parade, which takes place in Chinatown, NYC.
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When is Lunar New Year?
The Lunar New Year falls on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019. It's the year of the pig!
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.