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Chicago Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade

Chinese New Year falls on Monday, February 8, 2016. We can expect lots of playfulness this year — it's the year of the monkey! One of the best places to celebrate the Chinese New Year is Chicago's one-of-a-kind Chinatown, where the sights, the sounds and the (mouthwatering!) smells will transport you directly to China, but you'll find plenty of festivities around town. Here are eleven ways to kick off the Year of the Monkey in Chicago.

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In years past, there has been no better place to celebrate the Chinese New Year in the city than Chicago's own Chinatown. But this year, you can partake in traditions and festivals throughout the entire city that will have you ready for the Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown February 2. In the spirit of this new year of the horse, join the city in celebrating at one of these engaging events, with a full 

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