Lunar New Year

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NYC Celebrations For Lunar New Year In Full Swing

Festivities are underway all around the world to celebrate the Year of the Sheep.

02/21/2015

Revelers celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year on Feb. 19, 2015, in New York City. Depending on the translation in to English, the animal that marks the year 2015 is up for debate. Goat, sheep and ram have all been used.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

New York City Celebrates Start Of Lunar New Year

The celebration is about family and food — fruits, nuts and fish are considered good luck.

02/19/2015

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5 Best Ways To Celebrate The Chinese New Year In NYC

The Chinese New Year begins on Thursday, Feb.19. What follows are our picks for the best way to celebrate.

02/19/2015

Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown (file/credit: Julian Ungano/Getty Images)

NY State Lawmakers Again Propose School Holiday For Lunar New Year

State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have been working for five years to make Lunar New Year a recognized school holiday.

01/30/2014

Lion Dance Marking Chinese New Year (credit: CBS 2)

Revelers Pack Lower Manhattan For Chinese New Year Parade

The 14th annual parade also featured what organizers hoped would be a Guinness World Record of dancers in a Lunar New Year parade.

02/17/2013

Performers ring in Chinese New Year (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Firecrackers Set Off To Mark Year Of The Snake In Chinatown

Organizers of the annual event said about 50,000 firecrackers were set off to scare away the evil spirits.

02/10/2013

Asian Lunar New Year Celebration in Chinatown - New York, NY - Feb 6, 2011 (credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

NYC Lawmakers Want Lunar New Year To Be School Holiday

Millions of ethnic Chinese, Koreans and Vietnamese across Asia are ringing in the new Year of the Dragon with fireworks, feasting and family reunions. New York City also has a large Asian population.

01/23/2012

Chinese/Lunar New Year Celebration (Credit:CBS2)

Lunar New Year: The Year Of The Dragon

Get ready for the Lunar New Year. CBS2’s Cindy Hsu sat down with Steve Tin and Sam Pang from the Better China Town society to discuss the Year Of The Dragon

01/22/2012

Chinese residents in Japan perform a lion dance, "biting" the heads of visitors (R) in the hopes it will bring them good luck, as they celebrate the Lunar New Year in Japan's largest Chinatown located in Yokohama, in suburban Tokyo on February 6, 2011. Thousands come out to enjoy the annual parade event to mark the start of the Lunar New Year, or Year of the Rabbit. (Photo credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinatown Celebrates Year Of The Rabbit

Lion dancers, marching bands and 6-foot-tall pink bunnies paraded through the densely packed streets of Chinatown on Sunday as New York City celebrated the Year of the Rabbit.

02/06/2011

Chinese dragon dancers perform for the crowd during the Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade February 21, 2010 in New York City. The parade celebrated the beginning of the year of the Tiger. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

NYC Gets Ready To Mark Lunar New Year

The Tri-State is getting warmed up for one of the most festive times of the year for many Asians and Asian Americans. The Lunar New Year arrives next Thursday, and people are already celebrating in Chinatown.

01/29/2011