If we ask you to think of an iconic city in the world, which you have seen in hundreds of movies, where many people come to fulfill “the American dream” and have among their unique symbols the hot dogs and yellow taxis … What destination comes to mind?
I’m sure you’ve got it right: We’re talking about New York!
This cosmopolitan city has a lot to offer us, but in certain months of the year, the visit to the city can be complemented with the incredible activities that take place there.
That’s why, in today’s post, we will list some of the most famous Festivities in New York by months.
You will be in a position to get incredible offers at the most important sales on the continent… even enjoy a “terrifyingly funny” night!
Do you already have a place in mind? We’re starting!
Chinese New Year.
At the end of January the mammoth Chinese community living in Manhattan celebrates its special New Year during 10 days of celebration.
The streets of China Town, in the south of the island, are adorned with thousands of red lanterns while striking dancing dragons run through them. A colourful and exotic party where the fun is in participating. You can’t miss it!
Groundhog Day. (2 of February)
One of the most traditional and unique celebrations of the month of February is Groundhog Day.
This day tries to predict through an ancient folkloric method used by farmers in the United States, when the arrival of spring will occur by observing the behaviour of the groundhogs at the end of their hibernation period.
It is believed that if the groundhog does not see its shadow when it leaves the burrow because the day is cloudy, it will leave its refuge, meaning that winter will end soon.
If it is a sunny day, and on the contrary, it sees its shadow and goes back into the burrow, it means that the winter will last 6 weeks longer.
People dressed in period clothes perform a solemn and lively ceremony where the undisputed protagonist is this friendly animal.
Valentine’s Day. (14th February)
On the most romantic day of the year the city is covered with red hearts, beautiful flowers and dim lights to evoke an atmosphere conducive for love.
We would recommend you climb to the top of one of Manhattan’s observatories at night to see the fantastic and special lighting it displays on this day.
St. Patrick’s Day. (March 17)
The Irish community in New York represents a high percentage of the population, so the city’ s calendar had to include their most important holiday: St. Patrick’s Day.
In honour of the saint, there is a picturesque parade that runs along 5th and 4th Avenue and 86th Street, turning the streets green due to the participants’ clothing.
The sound of bagpipes and the famous Irish and Scottish skirts are not to be missed.
Even the Empire State looks green at its highest point on this day!
Earth Day. (22 of April)
In New York, different activities are carried out to celebrate Earth Day: materials are recycled and transformed into pieces of art, trees are planted, bicycle excursions are carried out, ecological awareness conferences are held…
Sign up for the one you like best and enjoy a day of nature in the middle of Manhattan’s asphalt jungle!
Gay Pride Day in New York.
The rainbow flag shines in the streets of the city on Gay Pride Day. Thousands of people from different parts of the world come to this fun and tolerant party in order to have an unforgettable experience.
The music is played in the crowded and colourful parade along 5th Avenue on the last Sunday in June.
Get ready to dance to the music of more than 110 participating floats!
Independence Day (July 4th)
New York celebrates the 4th of July, one of the most important celebrations in the United States (the commemoration of the origin of the American nation) with a large display of fireworks that are launched from the bridges of the East River.
A great parade where the predominant colours are white, red and blue, takes place in the centre of the city to marvel visitors. But indisputably, the fireworks are the moment most awaited by all.
The best places to enjoy them are the docks of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Get there soon as there are a lot of people going to these areas!
Halloween ( October 31st )
If there’s one city in the world that experiences an intense Halloween, that’s New York. Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year and in Manhattan is celebrated during the days leading up to it with numerous festivals, activities for children, and parties in clubs and private homes.
You’ll also be able to participate in the ghostly parade that takes place on the night of October 31st.
In the most residential neighbourhoods you will see children in costumes asking for candy replicating the famous “Trick or Treat”.
Grab a mask and get ready to have a terrifyingly fun night!
The New York Marathon.
Every year, on the first Sunday of November, this fantastic event is held where runners from all over the world come to the city to participate in one of the most important races in the world.
Its a 42-kilometre race runs through the most emblematic neighbourhoods such as Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Central Park…
If you are a lover of running, those who have participated in the race say that it is an experience to enjoy at least once in your life. If you don’t feel like running, you can encourage the participants in this great party of the sport.
The day after Thanksgiving (the last Friday in November) the best sales of the year begin. For a few days, thousands of people travel to the city that is decorated for the occasion with thousands of “Discount” and “Offer” posters.
It’s a good time to anticipate your Christmas shopping as prices can be reduced by up to 70%.
You’ll have to buy an extra suitcase to take all the gifts home!
The lighting of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Centre.
The lighting of Rockefeller Centre’s giant Christmas tree takes place during the first week of December.
It is broadcasted on television and opens the Christmas season in New York.
More than 25,000 coloured light bulbs are lit in unison to light up a big party where concerts and varied shows take place. What better way to start this time of year!
New Year’s Eve in Times Square (December 31)
About a million people participate in the countdown to say goodbye to the year in Times Square. The descent of the traditional ball of lights marks the beginning of a new year where fireworks, paper rain, music and the famous midnight kiss are all present.
End the year spectacularly in one of the most fascinating cities in the world!
Wherever you go, New York will surprise you. You won’t have time for boredom in a city that’s always on the move.
Shows, shops, attractions… don’t think twice and escape to one of the most attractive places on the planet.
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Specialist in escapades
Travel, share, take advantage of every minute. Time flies, and life is waiting to be lived with the energy and passion it deserves.
For this, I strive to take advantage of every opportunity by making a trap of the calendar and finding a way to fill my life with the thousand adventures that are still to arrive.
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