The Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Chinese New Year, is an annual celebration for many Chinese, Vietnamese, Taiwan, Korean, Hmong, and other Asian communities in Minneapolis. In 2024, the Year of the Dragon begins on Saturday, February 10 and is celebrated for the following two weeks. These fifteen days offer festive opportunities to connect with family and friends, give gifts, enjoy parades featuring traditional music and dance, and savor some Lunar New Year foods said to bring good luck and prosperity for the coming seasons.
Minneapolis is home to a diverse array of Asian communities, each with its unique cultural practices and traditions related to the Lunar New Year, so restaurant specials and celebratory events abound. Here’s where you can celebrate your heritage, or learn about and appreciate the traditions of your neighbors, with something delicious.