Friday, January 23, 2009

2009 The Year of the Ox

2009 Chinese New Year Celebrations in Washington, DC

Saturday, Jan. 24, 1 - 4 p.m.

Celebrate the Year of the Ox with a lion dance parade, performances by the Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe and traditional martial arts. Visitors can learn calligraphy and make red paper lanterns for good luck. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F streets NW (Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown). 202-633-1000 or FREE

CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR PARADE Sunday, Feb. 1, 2- 5 p.m.

The Chinese Community of the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area presents its annual festivities in Chinatown. A five-story-tall firecracker will be lit at 3:45 p.m. H Street NW between Sixth and Eighth streets (Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown). 202-508-5438 or FREE

Source: Washington Post

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