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Chinese New Year 2020 – ‘Year Of The Rat’, January 25 to February 8.

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So, Chinese New Year 2020 starts Saturday, January 25th.

That seems early but it is, of course, within the bounds.

The Chinese New Year starts following the 2nd NEW MOON after the December Winter Solstice.

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So, January 25th it is.

Though I think of it as a ‘February’ holiday we have had it in January quite recently — and even earlier, e.g., January 23 in 2012. It could even start on January 21/22 as it did 2004. It can’t be earlier than that.

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The Dragon Parade celebrations in Boston Chinatown will be on the SECOND Sunday, viz., February 2, 2020. I will confirm.

Enjoy.

Happy Chinese New Year.


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Boston Chinatown 2019 Chinese New Year Celebrations — Sunday, February 17.

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Yes, we are talking THE Dragon Parades. Sunday, February 17, 2019 — Boston Chinatown.

It is always on the SECOND Sunday of the New Year — which this year started on February 5, 2019.

Yes, I have confirmed. It is all set. Sunday, February 17, 2019 — Boston Chinatown.

Good weather. So, it should be a great day out.

Happy Chinese New Year.

Year of the Pig.


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2019 Chinese New Year – ‘Year Of The Pig’ – February 5th to 15th.

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The Chinese New Year, 2019 — ‘The Year Of The Pig‘ — starts next week, on Tuesday, February 5.

The Chinese New Year starts after the 2nd New Moon — following the Winter Solstice. So, its start varies from year-to-year.

It usually continues for at least 2-weeks (in the U.S.).

Last year Chinese New Year started February 16th. So it is pretty early this year.

The festivities in Chinatown, Boston — i.e., the Dragon Parades etc. — per my recockning will be on Sunday, February 27, 2019. It is usually on the 2nd (and last) Sunday of that 2 week period and that is the 25th. I will keep you updated.

In the meantime, have a ball. Snuggle up o a pig.

Happy New Year.


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Dim Sum At ‘China Pearl’, Chinatown, Boston — Sunday, August 26, 2018.

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I have been going to ‘China Pearl‘, in Chinatown, Boston, for over 25-years, on a regular basis, for Dim Sum — and the various posts on this blog will attest to the visits in recent years.

This surprisingly was but just our 2nd trip for Dim Sum in 2018. Usually, we would have gone earlier in the Summer too. Not this year. We did go to Boston in late April but did not have time for Dim Sum.

We got to ‘China Pearl’ an hour later than usual, at noon rather than 11am. We tried a new route into Boston and that was a bust.

They were crowded. Wow. But, it was good.

Glad we went. Beautiful day. Walked from China Pearl to Boston Common & the ‘Public Park‘ and in the process got to see the incredible ‘Professor World Music‘.


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‘Mirror Maze’ At The Boston, Museum Of Science — Amazing & Fun Even When Crowded.

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We visited the BostonMuseum of Science” around 2:15pm on Saturday, February 14, 2018, after our visit to Chinatown for Dim Sum and a long, fun walk around Boston Common/Public Park.

We are members so it didn’t cost us for the visit.

We all wanted to check out the ‘Mirror Maze‘ — having read about it multiple times in the material we get from the Museum.

Though it is free, they issue TIMED TICKETS to limit the number of people going through the Maze. We opted for 4:40pm tickets.

It was still busy and crowded.

The maze is quite amazing. Very clever and compelling.

But, in my opinion having a large crowd spoils it. You are essentially following others in a line. So, basically you are taking a path already predetermined for you.

Though I gather that they clean the mirrors regularly you can still see the fingerprints. So, you can tell where the mirrors are. Since I did not want to walk into mirrors I used my hands ahead of me. But, right at the end, with the exit in sight and a Museum volunteer egging me on that I was nearly there, I did make a wrong turn. The volunteer found that very funny.

The battery of my Google Pixel 2 had died by then — after taking 321 pictures. So, I couldn’t get any pictures of the maze. I hope to go back before it is removed. So, next time I might be able to get some pictures.


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