Celebrate Lunar New Year

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How Moving Around the World Rooted My Family to Lunar New Year
Our traditions have taken many years—and many places—to develop.
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Celebrate at The San Diego Tết Festival
One memorable Lunar New Year, I sat at a lunch counter in the iconic Ben Thanh Market, gorging on freshly made summer rolls, while watching them be made. The Tao Dan Park will have parades and lion dance performances for Tet, the Vietnamese New Year. - Ho Chi Minh City
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Lunar New Year in Philadelphia
Street markets popped up selling toy Chinese drums and steaming hot potstickers. Firecrackers would crackle in the streets and in front of restaurants to scare off evil spirits. Restaurants—filled with patrons eating dim sum and other traditional dishes—throw open their doors, while vivacious lion dancers paraded down the streets to the beat of loud drums, bringing luck to the businesses and the people that feed the lion with red envelopes with cash.
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Disneyland’s Lunar New Year Celebration
Disneyland's Lunar New Year Festival features Mickey and Minnie in festive attire, as well as Asian Disney heroines like Mulan and Raya. There will also be Mulan’s Lunar Year Procession, along with lanterns for sale, Chinese calligraphy demonstrations, and the Lucky Wishes Wall, where you can write hopes for the new year or messages to ancestors, just as I did for my mother.
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A Lunar New Year food Tour of 5 North American Cities
From Peking duck in Mexico City to dumplings to rice cakes in Philadelphia.
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San Francisco
It comes as no surprise that San Francisco hosts multiple citywide Lunar New Year celebrations: about one third of this West Coast city’s nearly 300,000 residents identify as Asian or of Asian descent, and it’s home to North America’s largest and oldest Chinatown. During the nearly month-long celebration, festivities include a Flower Market Fair that begins about a week before the New Year, the Choy Sun Doe procession on January 22.
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San Francisco
It comes as no surprise that San Francisco hosts multiple citywide Lunar New Year celebrations: about one third of this West Coast city’s nearly 300,000 residents identify as Asian or of Asian descent, and it’s home to North America’s largest and oldest Chinatown. During the nearly month-long celebration, festivities include a Flower Market Fair that begins about a week before the New Year, the Choy Sun Doe procession on January 22.
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Philadelphia
Home to the second-largest Chinatown on the East Coast, Philadelphia celebrates Lunar New Year in true local style: with brotherly love. Two lion dance parades wind through Chinatown, one during the day and another close to midnight, welcoming all to join.
Last year, she found a different way of celebrating in Maine: with her four roommates, three of whom are from Beijing. “In the relatively southern part of China, where I am from, we don’t make dumplings for Chinese New Year. But Beijingers make dumplings a lot, so we did it together,” Gao said. Even across the ocean, the students were able to find a way to celebrate traditions new and old. “I called my parents back home, and they showed me what they were eating for dinner too." Beijing, Home, Parents, China, New Year's Games, Year Of The Rabbit
Make Dumplings for Lunar New Year
Last year, she found a different way of celebrating in Maine: with her four roommates, three of whom are from Beijing. “In the relatively southern part of China, where I am from, we don’t make dumplings for Chinese New Year. But Beijingers make dumplings a lot, so we did it together,” Gao said. Even across the ocean, the students were able to find a way to celebrate traditions new and old. “I called my parents back home, and they showed me what they were eating for dinner too."
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Spending Lunar New Year Abroad
Chinese international students amid years of travel restrictions.