The Chinese New Year Parade in Washington, DC offers visitors an opportunity to join in the cultural celebration of the Chinese community in the Washington, DC metro area. With Kung Fu demonstrations, traditional Chinese dragons, and culutural booths dotting the street, families will enjoy the festivities of this traditional Chinese New Year Parade.
2010 The Year of the Tiger
According to the Chinese Zodiac, this year which begins February 14, 2010 and is the Year of the Tiger. Chinese legend pegs the Year of the Tiger as a time of strength, determination, and persistence. It is to be a year of stability and growth.
2010 Chinese New Year Celebration in Washington, DC
The Chinese New Year festival is hosted by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association which is comprised of 30 Chinese-American organizations throughout the Greater Washington, DC area. This celebration is a symbolic of spring and it is tradition to wear red to ward off evil spirits.
The festival takes place in the heart of DC’s Chinatown and it includes an exciting parade, the Chinese Lion and Dragon Dances, as well as a five-story high firecracker that will be ignited at 3:45 p.m. According to the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce’s website, more than 4,000 red packets with key chain or lucky money will be given away during the parade.
What You Need to Know to Go
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2010
Location: Chinatown - on H Street, NW, between 6th and 8th Streets
Hours: From 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Giant firecracker set-off at 3:45 p.m.