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Chinese New Year in New York City


Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Chinese New Year or commonly known as the Lunar New Year is probably one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the whole world. With a massive population of people from the Chinese culture scattered all over the globe, the Chinese New Year has become a global festival and people from other cultures and background have started to wait and enjoy this festival. This year as well, the Chinese New Year is expected to become a sensational event across the globe and many cities will be enjoying the captivating beauty of this superlative event. The Lunar New Year is the year of dog in 2018 and just like every year, this year too, people in the New York City will be enjoying the delights of this exquisite festival just like other festivities and events in the past. So, here are the things that you can expect in the Chinese New Year celebration in the Big Apple:

Chinese New Year Travel

  1. Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown NYC

Chinese New Year festival last for days in the New York City as the Chinatown gets filled with loads of festivities and celebrations, perfect for both natives and tourists from around the globe. The Chinatown is considered to be the hub of festivities of Chinese New Year in the New York City and if you are planning to witness the captivating parade w here you can go and watch the dancing lions, dragons and many more floats on the drum-roll, then you should plan a visit to the Chinatown on 25th Feb when the the happiness will be in the air just like the confetti and your days will be as sparkling as the fireworks.

  1. Chinese New Year special sales

During the season of Chinese New Year, NYC enjoys the massive sale on shops, boutiques, malls and marketplaces across the city. To lure out the other communities and give the perfect opportunity to the Chinese community residing in the New York and nearby places, local shops and markets have begun to initiate the trend and are giving massive discounts on products all over the city. So, if you traveling and love shopping with your backpack, then New York City will be perfect for you to visit during the Chinese New Year. Markets like Times Square, Columbus Circle, Manhattan Mall, Greenwich Street and many more places are absolutely perfect to witness the celebrations in the market and bring some festivities back home in the form of shopping.

  1. The costume parties and cosplay shows

During the span of the entire Chinese New Year, many places across the city enjoy the costume parties and cosplay where locals as well as tourists dress-up in the traditional way and enjoy the Chinese culture just like their own. Additionally, the Flushing Town Hall becomes the beacon of the theater lovers where the performances from the international artists of the Chinese culture are organized every year and given the demonstration of the acting and some glimpse of the rich heritage of the Chinese culture. The dressing style of the artists here are really outstanding and if you are lucky enough, you might get the chance to get the front seats and enjoy the entire show uninterrupted. Additionally, there are many more events similar to this one and you can easily track them all by searching online.

  1. Firecrackers and firework show

Chinese New Year are famous for unique fireworks and if you love the same, you will surely adore the sight of fireworks at the Chinatown. Being the hub of all the cultural activities and festivities of Chinese New Year in the New York City, Chinatown remain flocked by the tourists and people from all communities gathering around for a stunning sight of fireworks and fire cracker ceremony. On the 16th of February, you can have the lovely sight of this astonishing event at the Chinatown and witness the ceremony where the ritual takes place to ward off the bad omens from locals. Once the firework ceremony is complete, the people enjoy the show of the dancing lions followed by many other performances.

  1. Chinese New Year special food menu

Since Chinese New Year is all about the culture and heritage of China, it is simply impossible to enjoy the festivities without the local gastronomy and there are surely many places across the New York City that serve the special menu of the Chinese culinary. Many restaurants, hotels and dining areas across the New York City opt for the Chinese New Year theme and bring forth the special menu filled with the wide range of Chinese authentic and traditional dishes. Chinese food is quite popular across the New Yorkers and if you too love the concoction of herbs, spices and those unique methods of cooking, then this could be a big bonus for you as a foodie to enjoy Chinese New Year in New York City.

Chinese New Year is among the most favorite festival for New Yorkers as this is the perfect chance to enjoy the festival that comes from far away and has roots of an entirely different culture. However, just like any other festival, Chinese New Year too is a highly popular event in the city and tourists from across the USA tend to visit here to witness the charming festivities and celebrations. So, if you too are thinking to have a Chinese New Year celebration this year, then quickly book your domestic flight tickets with SmartFares and save more on airfares whilst enjoying a dazzling Chinese New Year celebration in the NYC.


Best Asian Cities for Chinese New Year


Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Chinese New Year, among the widely celebrated festival on earth is truly a magical delight for both natives and tourists from across the world. The enthralling celebration and endless fireworks that can give New Year celebration a complex, Chinese New Year is truly a delightful time to learn so much about a civilization that goes millenniums back. Being the home of Chinese culture and heritage, the Asian continent has an abundant ways to make the Spring Festival worth enjoying. As a result, millions of tourists visit this part of the world from every corner of the globe to witness the spellbinding beauty of culture, heritage and celebration. If you too have been thinking to plan an escape to the Asia and wish to witness the superlative celebration in this part of the continent, then you will find the following places worth exploring:

Chinese New Year

  1. Kuala Lumpur

Though the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur has the biggest minority of the ethnic Chinese people, but the celebration of Chinese New Year is even more spectacular. Covering the most exquisite regions including the Central Market and KL Chinatown, the processions and celebrations here are really world-class. Fly your way to the Kuala Lumpur and you can easily witness the magnificent celebration that includes wonderful parades, extraordinary fireworks, loads of delicious food, amazing artistic performances and much more throughout the celebration. Visiting the traditional places like Thean Hou and the markets are the biggest delight for the tourists as everything in around Chinese New Year become even more beautiful with a simple touch of Chinese New Year.

  1. Singapore

Every year, more tourists travel to Singapore than the various metropolitan cities of the China on the occasion of the Chinese New Year as the this city-state has been claiming to be the home of one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in the subcontinent. The Chinatown has always been the main attraction of the entire Chinese New Year as the big market of Chinatown becomes brighter, prettier and even more charming during the whole celebration which goes for more than a month. The parties, celebrations, processions and parades here are really stunning and tourists often enjoy the spectacular blend of gastronomy which brings the traditional food of the China with the flavors from the culinary of Singapore.

  1. Bangkok

The Thai capital has been the home of a large number of ethnic Chinese which makes it a culturally rich as well as diverse place. Hence, you will find loads of festivities going on in this mesmerizing conurbation. However, when it comes to the celebration of Chinese New Year, the festivities goes to another level where the marketplaces become even brighter and diverse. As well as, the Thai gastronomy transforms itself into a new blend of Chinese and Thai flavors which is the most spellbinding experience you can ever have. Additionally, the ceremonies, traditional rituals, parades and more will showcase the fantastically rich Chinese culture in the region.

  1. Ho Chi Minh City

The Vietnamese capital HCMC is known as among the most picturesque places to visit in this time of the year around Southeast Asia. The time when streets sparkle like stars and people make the best time with their near and dear ones, Ho Chi Minh City gives tourists a spectacular delight of endless festivities. Though, in Vietnam, the festival is known as the Vietnamese New Year which is locally called as Tet Nguyen Dan, it is a Vietnamese version of Chinese New Year with similar observation and celebration scale. In the culture of Vietnam, the festival has great importance and you will find everyone in a cheerful mood with great hopes for the year to come. With its endless parties, wonderful marketplaces, exquisite rituals and loads of celebrations, Tet Nguyen Dan will give you a great exposure of Vietnamese culture that is similar to the Chinese New Year.

  1. Beijing

The capital city of the China is known as the beacon of Chinese New Year celebration for decades now and people from across the globe visit this part of the world for an astonishing and enthralling getaway experience with loads of festivities around Lunar New Year. Featuring a a long variety of celebrations, carnivals, gastronomical delights and more, Beijing is the perfect place to witness the most authentic celebration of Chinese New Year in modern era. The entire festival celebration takes 15 days of celebration right before the Lantern festival celebrations take place. Visit the historical and cultural sites of the city or go stroll across the city during this time of the year in Beijing and you will understand why people often say Beijing as the mother of all Chinese New Year celebrations.

Chinese New Year has never been about only China, but also for many other regions of the Southeast Asia that are following the same roots as the China. Hence, the entire Southeast Asian region is filled with loads of places that can be worth your while during a voyage and give you the most magical experience of witnessing the year of Dog with many wonderful delights. So, if you can imagine yourself witnessing the tremendous scale of celebration of the Spring Festival in the Southeast Asia, then hold no more and book Chinese New Year flight deals from SmartFares and save massive on airfares with our array of deals and offers available online.

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