It’s time to celebrate another new year, in lunar style. The Chinese New Year begins in February, and it is the Year of the Fire Monkey—a zodiac sign that only occurs once every 60 years.
The character is usually regarded as clever, witty sociable and surrounded by lots of friends. Channel your inner Fire Monkey at the sixth annual Lunar New Year Celebration (cidbia.org) to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The free event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 13 at Hing Hay Park in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District, where you can indulge in the $3 Food Walk, sampling Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese and Korean food, and enjoy cultural performances, beginning with the traditional lion and dragon dances, which will parade through the neighborhood to bless local businesses for the coming year.
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