The Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Tiger (4708), is upon us and that means it’s time for the annual DC Chinatown parade between 2 pm and 5 pm on Sunday, February 21, including the lion and dragon dances and the lighting of the five story high firecracker at 3:45 pm. The Chinatown Community Cultural Center at 616 H St NW will be open for a full day of programs for the duration of the parade. The parade route starts at 5th and Eye St NW and winds its way to end at 6th and H St NW where a stage will be set up to greet the paradegoers. A few DC area Year of the Tiger suggestions can also be found in this Washingtonian article. Our experience has been that the best viewing spots get taken quickly so plan accordingly!