Chicago celebrates Chinese New Year

January 24, 2009 5:01:32 PM PST
Celebrations were under way Saturday to welcome in the Chinese New Year.Dancers and musical acts entertained visitors in the afternoon at Navy Pier's Crystal Gardens.

The first day of the Chinese new year is on Monday. It is the year of the ox.

People born during the year of the ox are believed to be great leaders and are loyal and patient.

Interestingly, President Obama was born during a previous year of the ox.