D.C.'s Chinatown is celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year with a parade Sunday, Feb. 18 starting at 2 p.m.
The “community-based” parade will include traditional lion and dragon dances, Kung Fu demonstrations, a firecracker finale and more, according to the event's website.
The coming year, 4716 in the Chinese Lunar calendar, is the Year of the Dog, which symbolizes “loyalty, honesty, likability, kindness, caution and prudence,” according to the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association.
Organizers say it will be the “biggest and most diverse parade ever."
If you’re planning on going, the organizers encourage everyone to wear red to “ward off evil spirits and bring in good fortune,” along with dog accessories to celebrate the Year of the Dog.
The parade will start at 6th and I Street Northwest and end at 6th and H streets Northwest. You can get there by taking the Metro to Gallery Place/Chinatown station on the Red, Yellow and Green lines.