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

by Anura Guruge


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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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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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Boston Chinatown “Chinese New Year 2018” Dragon Parades Are Sunday, Feb. 25 — BUT, Heavy Rain.

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In past years we have had BLIZZARDS — e.g., 2013 for the Chinatown New Year.

This year, for Boston, it is heavy rain, 5″ – 8″ snow for us.

The Dragon Parades won’t be fun in the rain.

Yes, you could watch them from a restaurant, but that is NOT much fun.

Plus, Chinatown isn’t exactly car friendly and parking, even outside of New Year, is hard. So, you really need to walk.

So, a heads up. If you plan to go on Sunday you will get soaked.

They are serving Dim Sum, at China Pearl, on Saturday. I called and checked.

I can’t, however, get any sense as to whether there will be any Dragon Parades on Saturday. I SUSPECT that there might be — because of the Sunday rain. But, I could be wrong.


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The Chinese “Year Of The Dog” Is Here. Happy New Year 2018.

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The Chinese New Year, 2018 — “The Year Of The Dog” — is here, as of Friday, February 16, 2016.

It continues for at least 2-weeks.

The festivities in Chinatown, Boston — i.e., the Dragon Parades etc. — per my recockning will be on Sunday, February 25, 2018. 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. Pet a dog.

All the images used in the above collage were from pictures I took at the UNH (Durham, NH), ‘Confucius Institute’, Woodblock Exhibition, for the New Year, on Tuesday.

Happy New Year.


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FREE “Mid-Autumn Chinese Festival” By UNH (Durham, NH), Confucius Institute — Friday, October 13, 2017.

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This is being presented by my friends at the UNH ‘Confucius Institute‘.

This is their FIRST Mid-Autumn Festival.

In the past they have done Chinese festivals in February to coincide with the Chinese New Year.

This should be GOOD, very good. The UNH Confucius Institute specializes in EXCELLENCE.

Tickets are going FAST. But, try. You might be lucky.


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