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Chinese New Year Twilight Parade

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 17: Performers take part in the Chinese New Year Twilight Parade along George Street on February 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. More than 100,000 attended the annual parade to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year and more then 3,500 performers took part. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

Chinese New Year highlights

The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on February 10 and marks the start of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese zodiac.