The Chinese New year celebration is the biggest festival in the Chinese community and one of the biggest, rather, grandest New Year celebrations in the entire world. The Chinese people have the largest population in the entire world. That has also a keen reflexion in their immigration to other countries. United States of America is one of the largest Chinese populations outside Asia. That has been the reason for the grand celebration of the biggest festival of the Chinese community, the Chinese New year. The Chinese New Year celebration is hugely different from the normal New Year celebration that begins on the eve of 31st December and ends on the 1st of January, the very next day. This celebration begins on the first day of the Chinese calendar and continues for a fortnight and ends on the 15th day of the first month. The beginning of the celebration is called the Spring Festival and the end of the celebration is called the Lantern Festival.
Celebration of CNY 2017
New Orleans has quite a large Chinese population. Therefore, every year they organise various events and programmes to celebrate this year. This year also, New Orleans is going to offer several functions that are not only extremely wonderful, but also are the best way to enjoy this period. On this Horse Year of the Chinese calendar, the Mahalia Jackson Performing Arts Theatre in New Orleans will offer an amazing performance by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. From various short plays to grand shows, there are amazing performances organised here. Even at the Academy of Chinese Studies in New Orleans has also arranged for various performances by the students of the school. As this is the time to celebrate with the friends and family, the students of the Academy of Chinese Studies will perform for the parents and friends and the rest of the family, which they all will be enjoying together. From Dragon dance to Lion dance, there are all sorts of traditional performances that take place during this time.
Accommodation on CNY
If you stay in the United States of America and have never witnessed any Chinese New Year celebration and not even been to New Orleans, then this is the right time to come to New Orleans. When you come to New Orleans, you will be welcomed with warmth that the entire city has to offer. Staying at the Royal Sonesta Hotel or the Maison Dupuy Hotel is the best options. These are however star category hotels. But if you prefer to stay in some economy class accommodation, then also there are several options. From Chinese restaurants to Chinese food markets, everything is available in New Orleans.