Chinese New Year in Rome 2020 · When and where

Chinese New Year in Rome. The Chinese celebrate the New Year according to their lunar calendar on the second new moon after the winter solstice. It falls on a date between January 21 and February 20.

Chinese New Year RomeIn 2020, the Chinese New Year begins on January 25th in the sign of the rat, the first sign of the Chinese zodiac. The rat is quick and agile, it promises luck and success. The first year in the Chinese zodiac is particularly suitable for new initiatives.

The festival is also called the Spring Festival and it lasts 15 days until the Lantern Festival. The Chinese New Year is a family celebration in which families come together from far away and is the reason for the largest travel movement worldwide.

Chinese New Year in Rome

Rome Chinese New Year Martial ArtsBeijing and Rome have been twin cities since 1998. There is a large Chinese community in Rome celebrating the Chinese New Year.

Even the Romans are happy about every festival, and so the Chinese New Year is celebrated in Rome since some time extensively. As Piazza Vittorio Emanuele is currently being renovated, the celebrations take place at San Giovanni.

New Chinese art in the Auditorium Conciliazione

Liquid ShadowLiquid Shadow Liao Pei RomeChinese artist Liao Pei will be exhibiting in the Conciliazione Auditorium from January 15th to March 6th. Her artistic vision connects the Far East with the Occident.

Via della Conciliazione, 4, between Castel Sant’Angelo and St

. Peter’s Basilica

The Chinese New Year in Via dei Condotti

Rome Chinese New Year photography exhibitionThe boutiques in Via dei Condotti organize a joint exhibition of photographs of 55 Chinese sites of the UNESCO World Heritage.

Many brands on Via dei Condotti take part in the initiative. Take advantage of this and take a look at some designer pieces in connection with this unique exhibition.

When: 20.1.-2.2.2020, during business hours

Where: Via dei Condotti, between Via del Corso and the Spanish Steps

The following shops take part in the exhibition:

In Via dei Condotti: Swarovski, Battistoni, Federico Buccellati, Falconieri, Cartier, Damiani, Bulgari, Carlo Eleuteri, Dolce & Gabbana, Stuart Weitzman, Salvatore Ferragamo

On the Piazza di Spagna: Dolce & Gabbana

The Grand Hotel Plaza on Via del Corso

In the cross street Via Bocca di Leone: Angeletti

In the parallel street Via Borgognona: Il Bisonte

The Chinese New Year festival at Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II

The Chinese New Year is usually celebrated in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II. However, the piazza is currently being renovated and the 2020 New Year cannot take place here. Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II was inaugurated in 1882, 11 years after Rome became Italy’s capital. The square is framed by imposing palaces with arcades in the style of the Piedmontese.

It is located south of Termini Central Station in the Esquilino district and many Chinese have settled here and there are many Chinese shops and stores selling goods from all over the world. Here is the Mercato Esquilino, the largest food market in Rome with the largest selection of exotic vegetables, fruits and spices.

Piazza Vittorio the magic doorThere is also a door to visit in Piazza Vittorio. It is the last remnant of a 17th century mansion and is called the magic door or door of alchemy. The owner of the villa, Count Palombara, dealt with alchemy and moved in esoteric circles. The door bears signs of alchemy. Statues of the Egyptian god Bes are on the right and left.

Chinese New Year celebration canceled

Chinese New Year RomeUnfortunately, the Chinese New Year celebrations that were due to take place on February 2, 2020 at the Basilica of San Giovanni have been canceled. The Chinese community in Rome does not want to celebrate while people suffer from the outbreak of the corona­virus. A possible new date will be announced in good time.

Chinese New Year new venue

Chinese New Year RomeThe official Chinese New Year celebrations will take place on February 2, 2020 at the Basilica of San Giovanni. This is where the Chinese community meets in Rome and celebrates the Spring Festival together. There are stands with demonstrations of art, calligraphy and culinary specialties. The program includes the lion dance, a spectacle with traditional dances and songs by children and adults as well as demonstrations of martial arts.

Chinese New Year RomeWhen: Sunday February 2nd, 2020
1 p.m. dragon parade
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Festival at San Giovanni

Where: Piazza di San Giovanni
How to get there: Metro A, San Giovanni