Local Chinese celebrate Lunar New Year

February 17, 2013 2:31:06 PM PST
The Chinese Lunar New Year Parade was held Sunday in Chinatown.

Among some of the traditions that are celebrated during the Chinese New Year are praying to the gods and ancestors to thank them for safety in the previous year and giving money in red envelopes to children to wish them luck in the coming year.

2013 is the year of the water snake on the Chinese calendar.