If you are in Boston and it is time for Chinese New Year 2017 then consider yourself lucky because you are in right place for a right celebration of Spring Festival.
Introduction to Boston
The city of Boston stands as the capital as well as the largest city of state of Massachusetts located in USA. Boston is considered to be one of the oldest cities in USA. The city experiences a continental climate which largely has maritime effects. Thus it can be said that the city experiences an amalgam of humid continental and humid subtropical climate. Boston has a culture which has many things in common with the culture of New England. The city celebrates a large number of festivals and events depicting its rich cultural heritage.
Boston is a city made for tourists. Many people from around the world visit it and enjoy because of its climate. The city attracts people with many places including Swan Boats, Freedom Hall, Charles River Esplanade, Fenway Park, Boston Navy Yard, Boston Common, Prudential Tower, Faneuil Hall, New England Aquarium, Public Garden, Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, Old North Church, Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, Boston Children’s Museum, Boston Harbor, Bunker Hill Monument and Old State House.
The most exciting event of Lunar New Year in Boston Chinatown is Chinese New Year parade. This parade features drums, cymbals, lion dancers, dragon dancers, firecrackers and Chinese traditional food. Lion dances in parade are a custom which keeps away the evil and brings good luck. Parade will happen on the first day of year that is on February 2016. It proceeds from the beach street in Chinatown. The celebrations end with exploding firecrackers to ward off the evils.
Many people and businesses decorate the buildings with red colored paper lanterns, the color of good fortune. Chinese acrobatic show on the occasion of Chinese New Year is a very common celebration. Restaurants in Boston Chinatown offer wide range of Chinese food. Usually oranges and cabbages are served. It is a tradition that restaurants offer food to lions and lion throw the orange in air, whosoever is able to catch the orange will get special good luck. Than the lions throw cabbages on ground to break them, which will spread good luck?
Accommodations for CNY
Many hotels and resorts are available in Boston for tourist accommodations. Some of the highly books hotels on the occasion of Chinese New Year include Mandarin Oriental, Seaport Boston Hotel, XV Beacon, Boston Harbor Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Boston Copley Square, Hotel Commonwealth, Lenox Hotel and Four seasons hotel Boston. Accommodations should be books earlier to avoid panic at last moments.