PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Today is the Chinese New Year and to celebrate, there will be parades, dancing and plenty of food in Chinatown over the next week.
One way you can welcome in the Year of the Sheep is at the Philadelphia Suns Lion Dance Parade on Sunday.READ MORE: 21-Year-Old Eddie Rodriguez Killed In Road Rage Shooting On Roosevelt Boulevard, Police Say
“The parade will bring luck to everybody,” says Weiling Wang with the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation.
Wang says they will also host the Chinatown New Year Banquet a few days later:READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Delaware County DA Jack Stollsteimer To Announce Charges In Shooting Outside Upper Darby SEPTA Terminal
“People are able to enjoy the delicious Chinese food and experience the traditional Chinese New Year culture.”
Wang says the events welcome anybody, no matter your cultural background or ethnicity:
“We wish to bring the wishes to everybody, so you are able to experience the more real and traditional feeling.”MORE NEWS: 2 Men Found Dead Outside Home In Tacony Neighborhood, Philadelphia Police Said
The celebration kicked off early this morning with the Midnight Lion Dance Performance.