Chinese New Year celebrations commence on the first day of the First Moon of the Lunar calendar -- Jan. 29 -- and last 15 days. The New Year is usually ushered in with great feasts, parades and traditions that go back for centuries.
There's a post at Jenn Larsen's Metroblogging on the arts exhibitions related to the Chinese New Year. The annual Chinese New Year Parade and Festival will be held on February 5, 2006 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on H Street, NW, between 6th and 8th Streets in Chinatown Read About Washington
Welcome the Year of the Fire Dog and celebrate the Lunar Chinese New Year on the Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center with a colorful and choral festival. This is Year 4703 by the Chinese calendar, a year known by its formal name of Bingxu. This event marks the first day of the Chinese New Year with appropriate pomp and ceremony. The Asian American Music Society invites you to join in this special sampling of a Chinese revel. 01/29/06
Lunar Chinese New Year Celebration
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