This past week, Lunar New Year has been celebrated heavily in New York City. There are typical parades and fireworks all over Chinatown, as well as little pockets of street celebrations, blessings, and offerings.
Last year, we unfortunately were not in an area of Asia where Lunar New Year was heavily celebrated. In addition, we were focused on volunteering at the time so new year celebrations weren’t in the cards. Since we missed celebrating the holiday in Asia, I really wanted to experience at least a taste of it this year.
I spent a little time in Chinatown on Saturday, taking photos and joining celebrations, almost like a traveler. I am missing Asia a lot these days, so it was a little bit of a relief to be surrounded by all the enchanting decorations and eastern traditions, if only for an hour. Here are a few of my favorite shots.
This article is part of a TravelShus series about travel around New York State. Read more HERE.