DC Chinese Lunar New Year Parade
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2023 at 2:00pm (Rain or Shine)
DC CHINATOWN CELEBRATES THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT
The 2023 Annual Chinese Lunar New Year parade is organized by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of Washington, DC (CCBA) in partnership with the DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA). The streets of DC Chinatown will fill will revelers and spectators as we celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. We will host a dynamic community-based parade that will include a range of cultural and community performers. The finale will feature a firecracker show in the middle of H Street. Come early for a bite to eat at one of the many local eateries and restaurants and then grab your curb-side vantage point to witness the colorful pageantry to come!
We advise that it is best to take the METRO to Gallery Place and avoid the transportation hassle.
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, January 22nd, 2023 at 2pm
The Year of the Rabbit
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.
Parade Participants include the following:
DC Police Cruisers
CCBA Banner & VIP’s
Mayor Muriel Bowser, staff, and Families
CCBA Delegation and Families
Chinese Senior Citizen Association
Chinese Youth Club Lion Dance Troupe
Horse Carriage with Miss Chinatown and Asian Princesses
The Three Princes
TECRO Staff and Families
TECRO Chinese Language School
Chinese Traditional Costume Team
Washington Wizards Dance Team
DC Council Member Anita Bond Team
DC Senator Paul Strauss Team
Excel Academy All Girls Drum Line Band
The Girls Scout of America
Taiwan Benevolent Association
Northern Virginia Experimental Chinese School
Wei Hua Chinese School
Wong’s People Lion Dance Troupe
D.C. Chinese Internet Teachers Association
National Council of Chinese Language School
Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School
Ballou High School Marching Band
U.S. Naval Academy
Chinese American Veterans of DMW
Moy’s Family Association
Huang Pu Alumni Association
Shaolin Temple Kung Fu School
Chinese American Museum
Kennedy Center Social Impact
Jow Ga Lion Dance/Dragon Dance Troupe
Alma’s Shriners Clowns & Motorcade
DC Fire Station #2
Our Event Sponsors
CCBA want to acknowledge and thank the following organizations for their support of the Annual Chinese New Year Parade in Washington, DC Chinatown. With the tremendous support of the greater Chinatown community, including these major sponsors, this parade highlights our vibrant Chinese American culture.
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 Rabbit, wear your best rabbit 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.