Ringing in the Year of the Ox in Washington DC
We were all quite happy to see 2020 become 2021 this January, but this February we get to say goodbye to one more aspect of the old year and ring in the celebration for the Lunar New Year – the Year of the Ox. The Lunar New Year celebrates the return to light from darkness and BOY do we need that after 2020! The year of the Ox is known for it’s stability and hard work, so 2021 should bring a bit calmer of times to Washington DC and our fatigued residents.
The giant festivals and dragon dance parade won’t be happening in Chinatown this year, however, the spirit of the Lunar New Year will still shine on in homes across the city.
National Museum of Asian Art – While the museum is only a short 10 minute walk away from your 1331 Maryland apartment, like many Washington DC museums, it remains closed due to COVID 19. However, it’s easier than ever to bring the National Museum of Asian Art right into your home with their new online programs. This year they will be hosting a plethora of online programs to show you the different ways the Lunar New Year is celebrated across the Asian diaspora. While it’s message remains the same throughout the world, the way each Asian country celebrates does look a little different!
Chiko– Located on Capital Hill, this Korean-Chinese “fast-casual” restaurants is giving us more than just take out this February. It’s letting you learn how to make your own Asian cuisine! Pick up one of their oxtail noodle soup kits and get exclusive access to their Zoom class teaching you how to make it on February 11th. You can also try their other locations across Washington DC for a dim sum brunch and other specials happening all month long for the Lunar New Year.
National Museum of Asian Art
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20560
423 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003