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It’s time to celebrate Lunar New Year and Asian culture in New York City while watching a great basketball game. That’s right, the New York Knicks will be ringing in the New Year during their game with the Memphis Grizzlies. This will be happening on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 7:30 pm at Madison Square Garden. It should be a great basketball game and the New Year celebration will also be fun!
Lunar New Year, aka Chinese Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, falls on different dates each year. This year Lunar New Year is on February 10, 2024, the day of the second new moon in the lunar calendar. It is celebrated not only by people of Chinese heritage but also people who have parents or grandparents that came from Vietnam, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Philippines and Indonesia.
The Chinese zodiac assigns each year to oe of twelve different animals. This year will be the Year of the Dragon which represents strength, good health and good fortune. People born in the Year of the Dragon.are believed to have charisma, leadership skills and boundless enthusiasm.
The Knicks have partnered with local Asian American community groups and organizations to make this night really special. Before and uring the game, there will be concourse performances celebrating Asian culture. There will also be in game features, activations and giveaways.
And you can get a ticket for the Knicks vs.Grizzles game here.
Red is the lucky color for the Lunar New Year. If you’d like to go to the game dressed for Lunar New Year, you’ll find some great clothes here.
If you’d like to wear Knicks/Lunar New Year jersey or apparel, you can find that here.
And if you’d like to support your favorite basketball team, you can find Knicks T-shirts, jackets, jerseys, hats, socks and more here. And if you act quickly, you can get the gear on sale.