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The Chinese New Year Festival and Year Of The Snake

The Chinese New Year Festival hosted by Los Angeles Chinatown is one of the oldest and most recognized New Years celebrations in the U.S., drawing more than 125,000 for the weekend-long celebration.

The Year of the Snake is a significant year in Asian tradition: the Year of the Snake marks change, filled with contemplation, preparation and much reflection. The Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in Asia as well as for Asian Americans living in the U.S.

The Chinese New Year Festival is:
Saturday, Feb. 16 from 12-8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17 from 12-5 p.m. in Chinatown’s Central Plaza and West Plaza.

943-951 N. Broadway
Los Angeles

The 114th Golden Dragon Parade is at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 2013
LA Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K run follows the Chinese New Year Festival weekend on February 23 – 24 for more information visit www.firecracker10k.org

For more event schedule and information, go to www.ChinatownLA.com

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Jessica talks with former Miss Chinatown 2011, Shirley Xiayi Zhang, about the upcoming Chinese New Year Festival. The festival, which is hosted by Los Angeles Chinatown, is one of the oldest and most recognized New Years celebrations in the U.S., drawing more than 125,000 for the weekend-long celebration.

The Chinese New Year Festival is Saturday, Feb. 16 from 12-8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb 17 from 12-5 p.m. in Chinatown’s Central Plaza and West Plaza.

943-951 N. Broadway
Los Angeles

For the event schedule and more information, visit Chinatown’s official website.

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