Although New Year’s Eve passed, we can still celebrate new beginnings.

Chinese Year New, or the Lunar New Year, is one of the biggest events in Chinese and Chinese-American tradition. The Chinese New Year is from Friday, February 1 to Saturday, February 9. The cultural zodiac is represented by 12 different animals, and February 5th  marks the Year of the Pig. The pig symbolizes characteristics like hard-working, peace-loving, and understanding.  So, this really is the year to be your best ‘you’ yet.

In case you didn’t know, Chicago’s Chinese community is incredibly vibrant. The city is actually the second oldest settlement of Chinese citizens in America. If you want to celebrate the Chinese New Year, you’re in a pretty great place. Here are the best places to go.

CHICAGO RESTAURANTS

Celebrating the Chinese New Year doesn’t feel complete without a taste of some delicious eats.

  • Big Bowl: From February 1 – 7, guest can enjoy some good luck foods. Like the Egg Drop Soup for $8.95, Roasted Pork Egg Foo Young for $9.95, Blood Orange Sangria glass for $7.50, Blood orange ginger ale for $3.75 and more.