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Chinese New Year 2021

Dragons, dancers, and some of the best Chinese food highlight the celebration of Lunar New Year in Chinatown

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The streets cover in confetti, people dress in red and gold with beautifully painted faces or masks, and the sounds of drums and bells and huge dragons are everywhere. This is what Chinese New Year looks like in New York. The celebration of this holiday is both visually and atmospherically impressive. The street parties with vendors selling great Chinese food, different performances, music, firecrackers, and entertainment for all ages last for almost two weeks. The Chinese New Year parade itself with floats and amazing fireworks takes place right after the actual Lunar New Year on the main streets of Little Italy and Chinatown.​

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