Springfield hosting early Chinese New Year celebration

Chinese New Year is January 28.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A day of celebration in Springfield’s Vietnamese-American community.

A Chinese New Year celebration among Vietnamese elders at the Forest park Manor senior center. Mayor Domenic Sarno saluted the 5,000 member Vietnamese community recognizing their celebration.

The Chinese New year officially falls on January 28th, and is the Zodiac year of the rooster. The Mayor praised the contributions of Springfield’s growing Vietnamese community.