The Chinese New Year, celebrated by more than a billion people around the world, falls on January 22, which marks the beginning of the year of the water rabbit, the fourth animal in the Chinese zodiac. The rabbit symbolizes elegance, beauty and luck; But most importantly, you will see shops and restaurants completely decked out in cute bunny decorations.
For activities, head to Chinatown for the Lion Dance Parade on Sunday, January 29, where lion dancers go door-to-door to greet local businesses, or visit the Museum of Fine Arts for a fun-filled day artistic adventure on Thursday. February 2nd. The local Vietnamese-American community gathered at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal on January 15 to herald Tết, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.
As food remains at the heart of cultures celebrating the holiday, this time of year restaurants are keen to attract customers with special menu items and promotions. These menu offerings often give you a glimpse of what is served at traditional Lunar New Year dinners. So don’t miss this opportunity to explore it.