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
We'll miss the CNY parade this year, but we hope you will still celebrate with us virtually! Photograph from the parade in front of Chinatown Gate, dated Feb 21, 1999.— Chinese American Museum of Chicago (@ccamuseum) February 6, 2021
Donated by Brian Lee. #CAMOCCollections #ChineseChicago #ChineseAmericanHistory #CNYParade pic.twitter.com/a9rsefoxcg
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