On February 5 officially beguns the Chinese New Year, this will be the year of the Pig according to Chinese astrology, which is related to the fortune by his considered, fertile and noble personality. However, this party is not limited only to his native country, there are several places in the world where it is celebrated in a very peculiar way and with much euphoria, and one of these places is Mexico City, which celebrates this lunar New Year in different points of the city and with great joy during the first week of February. Therefore, don´t hesitate to celebrate this Chinese New Year to have good fortune and positive energy, take the opportunity to take one of the flights to Mexico City and take a trip to the following places that we will mention, where you can receive it in big.
Chinatown of Mexico City
As its name says, this is one of the places par excellence to live this holiday to the fullest, here you can live this festival in a traditional way, enjoy demonstrations of martial arts, the traditional lion dance, the dragon parade, Chinese drums exhibition, special gastronomy and traditional rituals of this culture. The neighborhood is located in the Historic Center of Mexico City, very close to the Palace of Bellas Artes, it won´t be difficult to find because the music and the joy of this celebration will show you the way forward.
One of the best spaces to learn the Chinese language in Mexico City is the Confucius Institute, and during this season, it will open its doors to enjoy various activities such as workshops, festivals, dances, music, dance, lectures, gastronomic samples and even projections of classic and modern cinema of this country. Don´t miss the opportunity to learn more about this interesting culture and expand your horizons, the place is on Monte Stanovoi Street in the Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood, it is not difficult to get there.
National Museum of World Cultures
For the fifth consecutive year, the National Museum of World Cultures joins the celebrations of the Chinese New Year with a program that goes from the presentations of the dance of the lion and the dragon. A conference about the Chinese calendar, Feng Shui and Metaphysics, workshops so you can learn more about this culture, singing and dancing presentations, parades, martial art demonstrations and many more surprises, they are waiting for you in Moneda street of the Historical Center.
If you were looking for the perfect excuse to encourage you to take one of the flights to Mexico City, this has arrived and what better than with a whole party that will last a full week, where besides learning from a millenary culture, you can eat the best of its gastronomic delights, without forgetting that you can also take a short walk around the city to celebrate at every point. Also celebrate this Chinese New Year in Mexico; it could be the beginning of a tradition so that at some point you celebrate as it should in the real China.