Though it is not a national public holiday, Chinese New Year is celebrated grandly in United State, especially among Chinese communities. This year Chinese New Year is on Thursday, February 19, 2015. It is the Year of Sheep (in some countries it is considered as Year of the Goat). The new year marks the beginning of the spring, the rebirth of the Earth. The Chinese words for New Year means “spring festival.”
New York 2015 CNY Parade in Manhattan
The 16th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade in New York will take place at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 21, 2015. This is the most expected activity during this Lunar Festival. The spectacle features elaborate floats, marching bands, lion and dragon dances galore, Asian musicians, magicians, acrobats and procession by local NYC organizations.
More than 6,000 people are expected to march in 2015 CNY parade, which will start at Mott Street and promenade through practically every street in of NYC Chinatown, finally dispersing at Broome/Forsyth. The parade is expected to conclude at 3:00 pm, at which time an outdoor Chinese cultural festival will take place in Sara D. Roosevelt Park featuring more performances by musicians, dancers and martial artists.
Best Viewing Area
The best viewing location for New York CNY parade 2015 is on Allen St. between Canal and Grand.