Press Release


Contacts: Penny Lee, CCBA Public Relations,

DC Chinatown Celebrates the Year of the Ox

Virtual Events, more information:

Friday, February 12, 2021 6:00pm

Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:00pm

WASHINGTON, DC (January 28, 2021) – The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) announces that we will not be hosting a parade on the streets of Chinatown this year but we will have Virtual Events for the public instead. These events are organized in partnership with the DC Public Library (DCPL), Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA), and the 1882 Foundation. The Virtual Events will be held on Friday, 2/12 at 6:00pm and Saturday, 2/13 at 2:00pm.  In the mornings on both days, there will be Family Storytime and Craft Activities. Anyone interested can register to receive an email with the link to these events. They are open to the general public and are FREE!

2021 LNY Flyer Final

Contacts: Raymond Lee, CNY Parade Commander (703)915-4889

DC Chinatown Celebrates the Year of the Rat
Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at 2:00pm
Route Start: 6th & Eye St NW | Route End: 6th & H St NW

WASHINGTON, DC (October 1, 2019) – The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) announces this coming year’s Chinese New Year’s celebration to be held on Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at 2:00pm on H Street in Chinatown, Washington DC. As host of the parade, CCBA is planning the biggest and most diverse parade ever. This year, 4718 in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, is the Year of the Rat, symbolizing .

To ring in the Year of the Rat, the CCBA has planned numerous events including: Pre-parade VIP Luncheon. Dynamic community-based parade with Lions & Dragons plus other traditional Chinese Dancers, marching bands, Kung Fu schools, Chinese & American beauty pageant winners, fortune-cookie tossers and the like. Recent entrants to the parade include Girls Scouts of America, Almas Shriners, Natmobile & President Mascots and more. Well wishes from DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative’s Office and other VIPs. Lions and Dragons will perform on stage…all followed by the ever anticipated and exciting firecracker finale. Chinese New Year banquets cap off the evening’s celebration.

The CCBA is an umbrella organization representing thirty Chinese-American organizations throughout the Greater DC Metro area. CCBA works closely with the government and community in order to provide services and educational programs. CCBA’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for Chinese-Americans in the area, to promote understanding of Chinese culture, and to assist Chinese immigrants in adapting to America’s diverse culture.

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