In major cities across the country lucky enough to have Chinatowns, there will be many celebrations of the Chinese New Year starting with the new moon on January 30th this year. Philadelphia hosts many Lion Dance parades throughout the month of February and it is one of our family’s favorite destinations.
The lion is a symbol of prosperity and good luck. Being this lion is believed to be vegetarian, businesses try to lure him to their door with hanging vegetables and fireworks. No visit to Chinatown is complete without sampling the wonderful cuisine. Continue reading