In the Quartier Chinois, the centre of the celebrations, there is a traditional procession, as well as a series of events from January 25-February 11. Sinophiles can look forward to Chinese opera, concerts, workshops and a day dedicated to Fête des Lanternes. Without forgetting, of course, the famous new year parade which takes places on February 5 and starts on avenue d'Ivry at 1pm, before passing through place d'Italie and boulevard Masséna. Expect lots of colour – it’s definitely one of the most beautiful the city has to offer.
> January 25: Inauguration ceremony of the Chinese New Year festivities, beginning near the 13th arrondissement’s Mairie
> February 5: Chinese New Year procession, leaving from avenue d’Ivry at 1pm
> February 11: Fête des lanterns day at the Mairie’s Salle des fêtes
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When? January 28 2017 (with events running until February 15)
What? The annual Chinese New Year celebrations and parades.
Where? All over Paris, including the Quartier Chinois and the Marais
2017’s Year of the Rooster celebrations – a zodiac sign known for trustworthy and responible attitude – promises to be just as spectacular as ever. Parades, spectacles and swathes of bright colours are guaranteed for 2017’s Chinese New Year celebrations in Paris, which this year falls on January 28. Take a browse through our events guide below for the full lowdown.
And of course, Chinese New Year wouldn't be the same without the very best of Paris’s Chinatown and Chinese cooking – not forgetting the Vietnamese, whose Têt Nguyên Dán falls on the same day.