DC Chinese Lunar New Year Parade

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2023 at 2:00pm


The 2023 Annual Chinese Lunar New Year parade is organized by the DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) in partnership with Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA).

SAVE THE DATE:  The Year of the Rabbit 

The Parade will be on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023 at 2pm


People born in the Year of the Rabbit usually have soft and tender personality traits. They keep a modest attitude and maintain a pleasant relationship to people around. They will not be irritated easily, and they also avoid quarrels as much as possible.

Years of the Rabbit include 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927.



We hope our past participants will be able to join us next year!

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)

TD Bank

Maryland Live Casino

Almas Shriners Clowns & Motorcade

Moy Family Association

Chinese Senior Citizens Association

United States Navy Academy

Chinese American Veterans of DMV

DC Chinese American Museum

On Leong Lion Dance Troupe

Wong’s Lion Dance Troupe

Jow Ga Lion Dance Troupe

Chinese American Museum

DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival

National Council of Chinese Language School

1882 Foundation

Our Event Sponsors

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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.