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 Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of Washington, DC (CCBA) in partnership with the DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA).

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.

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



Parade Participants include the following:

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA)

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)

MGM Casino

Almas Shriners Clowns & Motorcade

Chinese Senior Citizens Association

Moy Family Association

United States Navy Academy Midshipmen

Chinese American Veterans of DMV

American Legion

DC Chinese American Museum

Shaolin Temple Kung Fu School

Jow Ga Shaolin Institute Lion Dance Troupe

Wong’s People Lion Dance Troupe

Chinese American Museum

OCA Greater Washington DC

National Council of Chinese Language School

Washington Wizards Dance Team & G-Wiz Mascot

TECRO Chinese School Drum Team

Chinese Traditional Costume Team

The Three Princes

Tzu-Chi Academy

Huang Pu Alumni Association

Taiwan Benevolent Association

Chinese School of Greater Washington DC Association

Northern Virginia Experimental Chinese School

Wai Hua Chinese School

Yu Ting Public Charter School

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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.