DC Chinese Lunar New Year
February 12, 2021 - 2021 Parade has been cancelled. Join us in our Virtual Events!
DC CHINATOWN CELEBRATES THE YEAR OF THE OX
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:
We wish you a Happy New Year and remain safe!
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
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.