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New York City Lunar New Year Parade takes over Chinatown and celebrates the Year of the Tiger

New York City’s 24th annual Lunar New Year Parade took place in Chinatown on Sunday, with celebrants welcoming the Year of the Tiger in festive costumes and masks.

The festival started on the corner of Hester Street and Mott Street, before making its way from Mott and Canal Street towards Chatham Square and East Broadway by the Manhattan Bridge.

The parade eventually finished at Eldridge and Forsyth Street towards Grand Street next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park.  

The Year of the Tiger officially began with the Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival on February 1, and lasts around 40 days. 

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Many parade participants held colorful hand fans and dressed in red outfits, pictured above

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams could be seen participating in Sunday's festivities

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), New York Governor…


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