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Celebrate Year of the Horse in DC’s Chinatown

The Chinese Lunar New Year Parade is coming to DC’s Chinatown on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit! This is a free, family friendly event.  The parade is organized by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) in partnership with the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA).

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“After two years of pandemic cancellations, we are back and we want the public to know it,” a representative said in an email announcing the event. “We take pride in our selection of parade participants and embrace diversity.”

The parade will be filled with diverse groups of participants from lion dancers, cultural groups with colorful banners and costumes, local high school marching bands and more. The parade will finish with a firecracker display on H Street.

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Come early and eat at one of the Chinese restaurants, then find a spot on the parade route to watch the parade. Learn more by visiting www.dcparade.com.

The closest Metro Station is Gallery Place Chinatown.”

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