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Year of the Swine Parade in New York City, date, time and place

As the Chinese Year of the Dog comes to an end, millions of people around the world are preparing to ring in the Year of the Pig – and that includes the New Yorkers.

On February 17, the 20th free annual Lunar New Year parade will be held in New York City. Start at 1:00 pm In Chinatown, Lower Manhattan, the parade will feature the traditional Chinese dragon and colorful costumes moored by the Mott & Canal to Chatham Square, heading east to Manhattan Bridge. At the end of the journey head towards Eldridge and Forsyth Streets towards Grand Street, next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

The New York City Park Service recommends that you ride on the parade route as early as possible to make sure you get a place with a good view. Lovers can also enjoy food vendors and cultural performances as Chinatown becomes a red sea.

And do not worry if you can not make the annual Lunar New Year Parade. The Chinese New Year is celebrated for about 1

5 days, this year from 4 to 19 February. The Big Apple hosts events during this period. On February 9, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island will be holding a children's party where participants will get to know the Chinese zodiac, crafts, and canyons with treats such as dumplings and spring rolls.

The new lunar year is celebrated not only in China, but also in countries like South Korea, Vietnam and Tibet. The Art, Culture and Fun Arts Festival: Tet Lunar on February 9 at the St. James Recreation Center in the Bronx district will mark this occasion with Vietnamese poetry, dance, music and other festivities.

According to Chinese mythology The pig is the 12th sign of the zodiac. The story says that the animals were counted in the order in which they came to a party thrown by the Jade Emperor. In some stories it is said that the pig is the last one because he slept, while others say that he reconstructed his house after being wiped out by an annoying wolf. [194559005]  Chinese New Year York Parade Dragon Dance during the Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade on February 10, 2008 in New York City. 2019 will be the year of the pig. Chris McGrath / Getty Images

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