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January 23, 2012

Photo Of The Day: Happy Chinese New Year!

Last night Chinatown ushered in the Year of the Dragon with a midnight parade featuring traditional lion dancers, music, food and more. (Photo by J. Kaczmarek for GPTMC)

Last night was the official Chinese New Year’s Eve celebration in Chinatown, ushering in the Lunar New Year at midnight with a Lion Dance Parade, fireworks and more.

As evidenced above, the streets were alive with costumes and music in a vibrant cultural parallel to Philadelphia’s annual New Year’s Mummers Parade.

And there’s lots more Chinese New Year festivities where that came from; check out our guide to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation 46th Anniversary Chinese New Year festivities [PCDC]

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