Lunar New Year begins on February 10 this year, ushering in the year of the Snake. Celebrations, foods and other traditional trappings of the two-week Chinese New Year can be found all over the Sacramento area. According to Chinese astrology, those born under the snake sign of the zodiac are good luck, so 2013 is a perfect year to begin celebrating the holiday.
Gong Xi Fa Cai means Happy New Year in Mandarin. Sacramento’s rich Chinese history allows several ways to celebrate 2012’S Year of the Dragon in the area.