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Lunar New Year 2020

Asian communities of Pacific Northwest gather for the biggest celebration of the year

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Seattle has had a Chinese community since the 1850s, so naturally, the Lunar New Year Celebration in the city has always been quite massive. There are various festivities held in Seattle on New Year's day and a few weeks later, so pick the one you like most.

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Seattle's Chinatown looks festive, especially on New Year's Eve. Many families wear traditional clothes, and red lanterns are everywhere. Shopkeepers hand out red envelopes, and firecrackers fill the air with noise and smoke.

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Many restaurants in Chinatown feature special New Year’s menus with dumplings, long noodles, whole fish, because it is believed that eating these foods is supposed to bring luck and prosperity your way.

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Lunar New Year at Wing Luke Museum (January 25, 2020)

The Wing Luke Museum in Chinatown always holds festive activities during the Chinese New Year celebrations that include lion dances, holiday-themed crafts, Chinese calligraphy workshops, and kids' activities.

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Lunar New Year in Seattle Chinatown-ID (February 8, 2020)

The annual Lunar New Year Celebration hosted by Seattle's Chinatown-International District usually takes place from 11 am to 4 pm at Hing Hay Park. This celebration showcases the richness of the Asian communities of Seattle. Asian food fans can try many Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Korean dishes for only $3 per meal or snack. The festival on the Main Stage at Hing Hay Park features a diverse program with Japanese Taiko drumming, martial arts, traditional lion and dragon dances, and the costume contest parade.

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