The hustle and bustle of the holidays sometimes ends abruptly after the Christmas presents are opened. All of a sudden, we realize that we are on winter break and that the kids are home…with NOTHING to do! Why not take this time to explore Chicago’s neighborhoods and their ethnic cultures that make Chicago the great city it is.
Just a click on the Internet will take you around the world in less than 50 miles. Italy, Poland, Sweden, India, Korea, Lithuania, Greece, Mexico, Ukraine and so many other countries are deep rooted in our neighborhoods!
And, of course, there is Chinatown, celebrating Chinese culture in our city. Chinatown as we know it was established in 1906, making it over 100 years old. There are many shops, restaurants, churches and museums to visit. Chicago’s Chinatown is 8 blocks square and it exudes life and fun.
One of the places you may want to visit is the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, which currently features an exhibit called Traditional Chinese Festivals—a celebration of culture, along with other historical exhibits.
Chicago’s Chinatown is also beginning to prepare for the main event of the year: Lunar New Year, on February 4, 2014. Parties, parades and celebrations throughout Chinatown will kick off the Year of the Horse.
Yu’s New Beijing in Glen Ellyn, Illinois is honored to make our home in the Chicago area and is happy to celebrate the many cultures of our city!