DC Chinese Lunar New Year

February 12, 2021 - 2021 Parade has been cancelled. Join us in our Virtual Events!


The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) will not be holding our 2021 Chinese Lunar New Year parade this year due to the concerns of COVID-19 during these difficult times. We hope by next year we will be able to bring the parade back into the streets of Chinatown.

As we celebrate the Year of the Ox, we would like to welcome the Lunar New Year with a Virtual Parade of Greetings and Chinatown Memories. There will be two days of virtual events that you could tune in. These events are hosted by DC Public Library (DCPL) in partnership with CCBA, Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA), and the 1882 Foundation.

For full details and schedule of each day’s event


You can register online to watch these FREE events at:

FRIDAY, 2/12 at 6:00pm

SATURDAY, 2/13 at 2:00pm


We wish you a Happy New Year and remain safe!



Invited Participants

Chinese Youth Club Lion Dance Troupe

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Staff

Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA)

Carriage – (Miss DC + Asian Princesses)

Mrs. DC & Mrs. Leesburg

NBA Wizard’s Cheerleaders & Mascot

TD Bank

Maryland Live Casino

Almas Shriners Clowns & Motorcade

Big Apple Circus

Moy Family Association

Chinese Senior Citizens Association

United States Air Force

United States Navy Academy

Chinese American Veterans of DMV

DC Chinese American Museum

DC Different Drummers

DC Dragon Boat Association

On Leong Lion Dance Troupe

Wong’s Lion Dance Troupe

Jow Ga Lion Dance Troupe

Chinese American Museum

DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival


Tzu Chi Academy

National Council of Chinese Language School

1882 Foundation & Humanities DC

DC Public Library

DC Council Member Anita Bond & Team

DC Council Member Brendon Todd & Team

The Elite All Stars Drum & Bugle Corps

And more to come…

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Parade Day Details

What To Wear

Join in on the celebration! Wear the color red to ward off evil spirits and bring in good fortune.

To celebrate the Year of the Rat, wear your best rat accessory!

How To Get There

Skip the hassle! Take METRO to Gallery Place/Chinatown.

– If you are coming in on the Red Line from Silver Spring/Wheaton…exit at Judiciary Square and walk the two extra blocks.
– If you are coming in on the Red Line from Shady Grove/Bethesda…take the Bus Shuttle from DuPont Circle to Gallery Place
– Green and Yellow Lines will still stop at Gallery Place/Chinatown.

See the parade route to find the perfect spot for the parade.

Where To Eat

Enjoy the food! Chinatown has an abundance of restaurants—Chinese and other cuisines.

Get here early for lunch or stay after the parade for dinner.