DC Chinese Lunar New Year

3-Day Virtual Program - Tuesday, Feb 1-3, 2022


The 2022 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).

We will present a 3-day Virtual program event to kick off the Year of the Tiger and celebrate the 2022 Lunar New Year. The Virtual Program will begin Feb. 1-3, 2022.


People born in a year of the Tiger are competitive, unpredictable, and confident. Tiger is a symbol of strength and braveness. They are very charming and well-liked by others. But sometimes they are likely to be impetuous, irritable, and overindulgent. With stubborn personalities and tough judgement, Tigers work actively and express themselves boldly, doing things in a high-handed manner. They are authoritative and never go back on what they have said. With great confidence and indomitable fortitude, they can be competent leaders. They will not make preparations for anything, but can handle anything that comes along.

Years of the Tiger include: 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938


We wish you a Happy New Year and remain safe!


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.