New year in Chinatown: Dance and legend in Buenos Aires

On 28 January starts the year 4715 according to the Chinese traditional calendar and it will welcome the year of the Rooster. Today we want to share you information about the New Year in the Chinese neighborhood in BA to enjoy it dance and legend, a good option to enjoy during your stay in Buenos Aires and know more about the most important celebration of Chinese.

New year in Chinatown: Dance and legend in Buenos Aires

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, moved to Buenos Aires. Every year it is celebrated in the Chinese neighborhood. This neighborhood located in Belgrano was originated with the arrival of Asian immigrants in the last decades of the 20th century. In this opportunity the celebrations of the Chinese New Year will be on February 4 and  5 from 10 am to 2 pm in ” Plaza Parques Nacionales Argentinos”.

This traditional festival is special for those who want to discover this fascinating culture since during the celebration there are different activities and expressions of Chinese culture like traditional dances such as the dance of the Dragon, horoscope readings, martial arts or learn about the tea ceremony. Also the dishes that are prepared for this occasion are regarded as symbols of good luck.

Año Nuevo en el Barrio Chino

Useful information about the New Year´s Eve in Chinatown (Buenos Aires)


  • El corazón del Barrio Chino son tres cuadras de la Calle Arribeños, entre Juramento y Blanco Encalada. Las celebraciones de este 2017 serán en la Plaza Parques Nacionales (Av. Figueroa Alcorta entre las calles Sucre y Echeverria)
  • The heart of Chinatown is located three blocks from Arribeños Street, between Juramento and Blanco Encalada. The celebrations of this 2017 will be in the “Plaza Parques Nacionales” (Av. Figueroa Alcorta among Sucre and Echeverria streets)


  • February, Saturday 4th from 2 pm.
  • February, Sunday 5th from 10 am.


  • This activity is free.


  • We recommend to attend to the traditional “Dance of the Dragon” that predicts fortune and prosperity.

How to get there?

  • By bus: Lines 15, 29, 38, 42, 44, 55, 60, 63, 64, 65, 80, 107, 113, 114, 118 y 130.
  • By train: Take the Mitre Railway, ramal Tigre, and get off at the station Belgrano C.
  • By subway: Take the line D, get off at the station Juramento and walk 6 blocks.
  • By car: Click on this interactive map to find out the best route.