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Boston — By Maria Olia on February 4, 2010 at 4:26 pm
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Boston Chinese New Year Celebrations 2010

This year, Chinese New Year, the Year of The Tiger, will be celebrated on Sunday, February 14th.  Boston’s Chinatown dates back to the 1870’s and is the third largest Chinatown in the US, after San Francisco and New York. Located in the heart of downtown, Boston’s  bustling Chinatown attracts tourists, locals, and lots of Chinese-American suburbanites in the weeks before and after Chinese New Year’s Day.

With lots of drumming and  small bangs from street firecrackers, Boston’s  Chinatown celebrates the lunar New Year with its annual Lion Dance Parade . This year the Chinatown Lion Dance Parade will take place on Sunday, February 21 from 10 AM-5PM. The Lion Dance troupe will visit each business in the neighborhood; bringing good luck and fortune to all.

The Peabody Essex Museum (East India Square, Salem, 978-745-9500)(Map) is a world -class art museum that houses a particularly extensive Far East Collection. PEM’s Lunar New Year Celebration will take place all day, Sunday February 27 from 10 AM-5 PM. Highlights of the day’s activities include traditional Chinese Dance, an All-Women’s Lion Dance Troupe, paper lantern-making activities for kids, and a demonstration of Kung Fu weaponry. All activities are free with museum admission, $15 adults, free for children under age 18.

Image Credit: Boston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

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