Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year is a worldwide celebration and this year is all about the pig! That’s right, 2019 is the year of the pig but there won’t be any shortage of dragons either. It’s one of the most important holidays on the Chinese calendar so it’s to no surprise that this is a grand celebration.
In this episode we talk about the traditions and ! So get ready for lanterns, fireworks, parades, and more.
Where to Celebrate
Shanghai: The Yu Yuan for the Lantern Festival on February 19, 201 is the place to be!
Beijing: Multiple festivals, fairs, and sporting events throughout the city around Chinese New Year, February 5, 2019.
The 2019 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade is on Chinese New Year Day, February 5, 2019.
Bangkok: A full day of festivities throughout the city but primarily in Chinatown on Chinese New Year Day, February 5, 2019. Be sure to check out the First Dragon Parade on Yaowarat Road.
Shifen: The Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, in the village of Shifen (40-minutes outside Tapei) on February 19, 2019, is one of the largest celebrations in Taiwan.
The Chingay Parade is the biggest Lunar New Year event in Singapore and happens on February 15-16, 2019.
Kuala Lumpur: Festivities take place on February 5, 2019, primarily on Petaling Street area in Chinatown
Celebrate the Festivals throughout Vietnam on Lunar New Year day, February 5, 2019.
Los Angeles: The Golden Dragon Parade takes place on February 9, 2019, in Chinatown. Stick around for fun festivities, food, and more!
San Francisco: The Chinatown street fair is on February 23-24, 2019, and the parade takes place on the 23rd.
Paris: The Marais Chinese New Year’s Parade takes place at the Place de la Republique on February 10, 2019.
London: Multiple celebrations in Chinatown, Trafalgar Square, and on Shaftesbury Avenue on February 10, 2019.
Sydney: Check out the 13 giant zodiac lanterns at Circular Quay at Sydney Harbour from February 1-10th, 2019. They are on display between the Sydney Opera House to The Rocks. Other festivities take place on the harbour and throughout the city.