Lunar New Year: Year of the Rabbit celebrated in New York City

Watch the 25th annual Chinese New Year Parade and Festival in NYC on Sunday, February 12 streamed live here!

WABC logo
Sunday, January 22, 2023
WABC-TV President and General Manager Marilu Galvez and others who participated in the 25th New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival in NYC in Sunday, January 22, 2023.
WABC

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Happy Year of the Rabbit! ABC 7 New York is joining the celebration of the Lunar New Year.

WABC-TV President and General Manager Marilu Galvez participated in the 25th New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival at Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Sunday.

The event by the Better Chinatown Society featured fireworks, performances, and traditional delicacies.

The Lunar New Year is the most important annual holiday in Chinese culture.

Each year is named after one of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac in a repeating cycle, with this year being the Year of the Rabbit.

RELATED: What's in store for Year of the Rabbit

The start of Year of the Rabbit also means the return of the 25th annual parade in Chinatown.

WABC is a proud sponsor of the Chinese New Year Parade and Festival on Sunday, February 12, 2023. The parade kicks off at 1:00 p.m. and ABC 7 New York will be streaming live!

For more information about the parade, visit betterchinatown.com.

RELATED: What is Lunar New Year and how is it different from Chinese New Year?

----------

* Get Eyewitness News Delivered

* Follow us on YouTube

* More local news

* Send us a news tip

* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts

Submit a tip or story idea to Eyewitness News

Have a breaking news tip or an idea for a story we should cover? Send it to Eyewitness News using the form below. If attaching a video or photo, terms of use apply.