Chinese New Year in Milan

CULTURES AND TRADITION

Although paper dragons, bright umbrellas and traditional Chinese music and costumes are not something one associates with Milan, they are perhaps the most appealing (and definitely the most colorful) happening one can witness on the streets of the city in February. Celebration of the Chinese New Year since some years has already turned into a real must-see spiced with golden lights of lanterns suspended along the whole via Paolo Sarpi street, the heart of the Milanese Chinatown, just few steps from Parco Sempione, Castello Sforzesco and Arco della Pace. If you missed the parade celebrating the Year of Dog that took place the last Sunday (yesterday), no worries.  Keep it in mind for the next year. And if you are planning to visit Milan earlier, Chinatown with its restaurants and shops hid behind beautiful facades and elegant Italian architecture are not going anywhere


Maria Novozhilova

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