Chinese New Year begins on February 19 this year, the Year of the Goat. What to wear to the Firecracker Ceremony and Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade? Red! In Chinese tradition, red is one of the luckiest colors and it is believed to ward off danger and evil lurking in the New Year. Chinese New Year is equivalent in importance to our Christmas celebrations. In addition to dances and firecrackers, families spend time together giving gifts and feasting. If you want a spectacular and cultural experience, go to the 16th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown on Sunday February 22. It begins on Mott Street and winds its way up and down the streets of Chinatown from 1pm to 3pm. More than 5000 people are expected to participate! For more information about the Chinese New Year, go to NYCGO.COM, the Official Guide to NYC.
We are so happy to be going to a Chinese New Year Party and started shopping for a look that would be both festive AND comfy. What could be more cozy that a pair of Chinese Red Pajamas or Caftan to make a glamorous entrance to your soiree. We love the pattern and shape of Natori asian styles loungewear. To Accessories, only black and gold will do, like the fabulous Oscar de la Renta earrings and pendant and the Alexis Bittar gilded crystal Bracelet. Alexander McQueen’s clutch punches up both the pattern and the shade of red, while the ankle strap stilettos and mules in black enhance the evening glamour.
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Jewelry: Alexis Bittar Elements Gilded Muse Crystal Studded Spur Cuff Bracelet $245 / Oscar de la Renta Cabochon & Crystal Clip-On Chandelier Earrings $350 / Oscar de la Renta Long Feathered Beaded Tassel Clip-On Earrings $395 / Oscar de la Renta Oval Cabochon Convertible Brooch & Pendant Necklace $450