2024 Lunar New Year Celebration
The Year of the Dragon
Feb 08, 2024 6:00 PM EST | Federal Hall National Memorial
Lunar New Year
The Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC) announced that it will host a Lunar New Year celebration on February 8th and will combine the traditional celebration of Asian heritage with a rally at Federal Hall in New York City to combat anti-Asian hate.
AABDC has led the Lunar New Year celebrations since 2000 in New York City and delighted the Asian American community by having the Empire State building lit up in red and gold, the auspicious color for the new year. The 2024 Lunar New Year marks the Year of the Dragon. In Chinese culture, the dragon is a significant symbol associated with auspiciousness and good fortune.
“Fans of our past Lunar New Year events will get to enjoy again the cultural performances, community recognitions, and hospitality that AABDC has become known for,” said John Wang, founder and president of AABDC. “We also wanted to strike a more serious note amidst the celebrations, to draw attention to the anti-Asian violence, bias and harassment that still afflicts members of the Asian American community since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.”