Chinese New Year, celebrate the year of the Fire Rooster!
published on 16/01/2017, dans Sezz Paris
The Chinese New Year, also known as "Spring Festival" or "Tet Festival" in Vietnam, is an occasion for grand and colourful parades in many parts of the capital. Experience Chinese tradition in a world full of dragons and unwind in a festive atmosphere as music and fireworks celebrate the start of the Year of the Fire Rooster. The Sezz Paris directs you to the most beautiful parades and to the Guimet Museum.
Chinese New Year – parades and celebrations
On January 28th, 2017, the Marais will present its traditional costume parade through the streets of the 3rd and 4th arrondissements from Place de République. This parade is one of the most beautiful in the capital and it will plunge you into an exciting world where dragons and tigers reign. You’ll enjoy a festive, cultural week of exhibitions, lectures, workshops, music and dance.
Want to dance to the sound of traditional drums, surrounded by superbly plumed dragons and lions? In the 13th arrondissement you can attend one of biggest Spring Festival parades. The event brings together around 4,000 people and 40 groups. Rendezvous on avenue d’Ivry for the 1 pm start on February 5 the, 2017.
Belleville (11th, 10th, 20th and 19th arrondissement), a renowned stronghold of the Asian community, is naturally one of the highlights of the Chinese New Year festivities. Discover the magic of another culture from the Belleville metro via the Boulevard de la Villette and other major roads. Change of scenery guaranteed!
The Guimet Museum, looking towards Asia
The MNAAG (National Museum of Asian Arts Guimet) was founded in 1889 and traces 5000 years of Asian art through 60,000 works from 17 countries. It’s the largest European museum dedicated entirely to the Asian arts. Exhibits offer visitors a fabulous journey to the heart of a mysterious continent and include unique Buddha collections, works by Japanese monks, Angkor treasures, refined Chinese refined art, samurai armour and fabrics from India. During your stay, discover the "Ascetics, Sultans and Maharajahs" exhibition devoted to India which takes place until February 13th, 2017 at MNAAG, 6 place d'Iéna - 75016 Paris.
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