Chinatown Parade Rings in the Year of the Rabbit

Chinese Lunar New Year Parade

Chinese Lunar New Year 4709 Parade in New York City. (Photo: Larry Tung)

According to the Chinese calendar, February 3 is the first day of the Chinese Lunar Year 4709.  Last weekend, a spectacular parade in the heart of Chinatown kicked off the 2-week celebrations of the Year of the Rabbit. Thousands of New Yorkers and visitors packed the sidewalks of the main shopping and restaurant area on Mott Street. Watch Larry Tung’s audio slideshow to see a glimpse of one of the most colorful parades in New York City.

Photographs by Oates Ritthichai.

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