The Lunar New Year — observed by more than a billion people around the world — falls on January 22, which marks the start of the Year of the Water Rabbit, the fourth animal in the Chinese zodiac. The rabbit symbolizes elegance, beauty, and luck; but, most importantly, you’ll see shops and restaurants fully adorned in cute bunny-themed decorations.
Activity-wise, head over to Chinatown for the Lion Dance Parade on Sunday, January 29, where lion dancers go door to door to greet local businesses, or to the Museum of Fine Arts for a fun-filled day of artsy adventures on Thursday, February 2. The local Vietnamese American community gathered at Black Falcon Cruise Terminal on January 15 to ring in Tết, which is the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.
As food remains the centerpiece for cultures that observe the holiday, restaurants are eager to lure in customers with special menu items and promotions during this time of year. These menu offerings often give you a glimpse of what’s served at traditional Lunar New Year dinners so don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore.Read More