Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival In Franklin Square

Dragon - Photos by Jeff Fusco for Historic Philadelphia

‘A Celebration of Light & Culture’  If you missed it last year, be visually inspired as visitors will get to experience the Chinese Lantern Festival again at Franklin Square in Historic Philadelphia May 9 to June 18. The Festival is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China and the Philadelphia region. The square will come alive and glow with 29 new larger-than-life illuminated displays such as a huge 200-foot Chinese dragon, pandas, sea creatures, … [Read more...]

Exploring the Chinese New Year Celebrations in Chinatown

Chinese New Year in Chinatown Philadelphia

 'Gung Hay Fat Choy! ~ Best Wishes and Congratulations!' The Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese Holiday that is celebrated on the first day of the year of the Chinese calendar. In China, the New Year is also known as the Spring Festival and traditionally, the festival was a time to honor deities as well as ancestors. The Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year's Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the 15th day … [Read more...]

The Bourse Building

The Bourse Building in Center City East Philadelphia

"Lunch at the Historical Bourse Building" The Bourse Building is a strong architectural Victorian building adjacent to Independence Mall, which is located in the Independence National Historical Park area, blocks from many iconic symbols in the city of Philadelphia. Such symbols as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall to where the Declaration of Independence was adopted, and Carpenters’ Hall. The Bourse Building History The Philadelphia Bourse Building was the first commodities exchange … [Read more...]