The 2022 Chinese New Year Parade in Boston's Chinatown. (Photo by Shana Singh/BU News Service)
By Shana Singh Boston University News Service
Boston’s Chinatown hosted its annual Chinese New Year parade in Phillips Square last Sunday. The celebration followed the official start of the 2022 Lunar New Year, which began on Feb. 1. This year is considered the Year of the Tiger, one of 12 Chinese zodiac animals.
Performances consisted of lion dancers, firecrackers and traditional symbols of good luck. The parade began in the morning and lasted several hours, as attendees eventually dispersed into nearby restaurants and bakeries. By mid-day, cabbage leaves and mandarin oranges — symbolizing prosperity — littered the streets and storefronts.
Boston University News Service photographer Shana Singh captured the costumes, dancers, and crowds that attended the celebration.