New York City Celebrates Lunar New Year

People celebrate the Lunar New Year in New York City, January 22, 2023.

As the Lunar New Year is ushered in New York, celebrations take place against a grim backdrop after a man fatally shot 10 people and injured at least 10 others at a ballroom dance hall during a Chinese Lunar New Year celebration late on Saturday near Los Angeles

This year marks the year of the rabbit. In the Chinese calendar, each year is represented by one of the twelve animals from the Chinese zodiac.

The festival's many customs, observed by millions of Chinese communities around the globe, all link back to the idea of inviting good fortune and prosperity and chasing away bad luck.

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