The 21st Show

2021: The Year of the Ox


In counties across East Asia, the Lunar New Year is celebrated with fireworks, parades and food as families wish each other prosperity and good fortune. However, with pandemic travel restrictions, restaurant closures and advice on physical distancing mean the celebrations are going to be different this year around the world and here in Illinois.

To speak to us about how they're ringing in 'The Year of the Ox' are three guests. 


Ben Lau, Executive director of the Chinese American Museum of Chicago  

Michelle Lu, Former President of the Chinese American Association  

Louisa Chu, food and dining reporter at Chicago Tribune and co-host of the Chewing podcast

Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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