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Lunar New Year Parade: NYC Chinatown Celebrates Annual Firecracker Ceremony

Last Saturday marks the first day of the Lunar New Year, and Manhattan’s Chinatown is hosting its annual New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival. This event has been a tradition for 24 years since its inception in 1998, with a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. It stands as one of the oldest and largest events in New York City’s Lunar New Year celebrations, drawing thousands of locals and tourists alike each year.