Join the Crowd at Boston This Year and Welcome the CNY 2017 in a Colourful and Grand Manner
The Chinese New Year is, perhaps, one of the most anticipated festivals of the Chinese community all over the world. Alluding to the rebirth of the earth, this festival that marks the beginning of a new lunar year is considered to be one of the most auspicious festivals among many. The Chinese population all over the world come together, clear off their debts and make a promise of a new beginning each year on this occasion.
Boston is considered to be one of those many places that the Chinese community dwells in. Bordered by the Downtown Crossing, Southeast Expressway, Boston Common and the South End, the Chinatown of Boston can be easily said to be one of the perfect havens for the Chinese New Year celebrations. You could begin your celebrations by taking a walk down the Beach Street. Brace yourself to be amazed by decorations in red and gold hue. You will find the Chinese people dressed in the auspicious red colour, all ready to usher in another year of good fortune. People gifting each other money wrapped in red envelopes while they munch on oranges is another aspect of the celebration that you are sure to witness. You could also consider a visit to the Kwan Im Thong Cho Temple on the occasion to offer prayers mingled with the mass that congregates there on the day.
Even though the celebration records a chilling temperature and snowfall, you will be amazed at the number of people who turn up to witness the parade at Tyler Street. The parade featuring the traditional Chinese lion and dragon dance along with the animal of the year is quite a sight with all its colours and vibrancy. The parade also features colourful lanterns with inscriptions of good luck along with kung fu demonstrations and live musical performances. The beauty pageant is also an added advantage of the entire deal. You could also be a part of the traditional Chinese art and craft exhibitions, beautiful calligraphy and the like.
Food forms an important aspect of any celebration all across and the Chinese New Year is no exception. Get ready to be amazed by the heaps of oranges in Tyler Street. You could also consider heading out to the Hot Pot Buffet on Tyler Street and savour the flavours of the exotic traditional Chinese cuisine. Give your taste buds a riot of flavours with the traditional Pecking Duck, Shrimp and Chicken Spring rolls, Scallop and Bacon Gyoza dumplings with Chive, Nian Gao and Nigori Sake-Yuzu dipping sauce.
Hotels on CNY and Spring Festival
The Chinese New Year is as grand an occasion for Boston as anywhere else on the planet. People even brave the snow to take part in the celebrations. It is, therefore, not at all surprising that the tourist footfall sees a certain hike during this season. It is, therefore, wise to book yourself an accommodation well in advance. There are a number of hotels and accommodation options around the Chinatown of Boston, such as, The Ritz-Carlton, W Boston, Milner Hotel and the like that offer great discounts and rewards on the occasion. You could take advantage of any of these and make your Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Boston a remarkable one.