Where To Celebrate Lunar New Year 2022 In Miami
Almost two billion people celebrate the Lunar New Year across the globe. It is an important cultural celebration in Asia and among the Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean diasporas who live in different parts of the world. (I count myself as one of them, my family tracing ancestry to Fujian province in southern China.) Also known as Chinese New Year, Tết in Vietnam and Seollal in Korea, it is filled with customs and traditions centered around family and loved ones.
This year’s Lunar New Year, which follows the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar, falls on February 1. While in Miami there is a relatively small Asian population—less than 2% of the county’s 2.7 million residents are of Asian descent— it doesn’t mean the city is short of Lunar New Year celebrations!
From multi-course meals and lion and dragon dances to musical performances and fun cocktails, here’s a list of places to ring in the Year of the Tiger in Miami:
2 Korean Girls x Loews Miami Beach
2 Korean Girls, by sisters Jennifer and Michele Kaminski, will be hosting a Lunar New Year pop-up at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel’s Bar Collins on February 1. Guests can expect dishes like tteokguk— the rice cake soup which symbolizes good luck and prosperity— their signatures, which include O.B. Original Bibimbap, Korean short ribs, Korean fried chicken, kimchi fried rice and specialty cocktails. The event runs from 6 to 10 PM.
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