Consider joining the first-ever Chinese New Year celebration in Largo's Central Park Feb. 2.
The first-ever celebration of the Chinese New Year is Feb 2 in Largo Central Park, said Largo City Commissioner Curtis Holmes at a recent meeting. "This ought to be a pretty, nifty thing," Holmes said. If you are looking to celebrate 2013, the Chinese Year of the Snake, the Largo Central Park celebration is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The Chinese New Year event includes children's games, art, crafts, and food. The live stage performances will include the dragon dance, lion dance, traditional folk dance, traditional music and kung fu demonstrations, according to a Facebook post by one of the event's organizers. While Largo's celebration is on Feb. 2, due to the track of the new moon, the 2013 Chinese …
How the Chinese celebrate the new year, and what Chinese zodiac year you are born under.
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Wednesday, January 30
A lot of people cringe at the thought of snakes, but if you're a Largo resident born in the Year of the Snake, as described by the Chinese New Year calendar, you are a quick learner, lead by wisdom and intuition. As Americans celebrate 2013, it can be interesting to take a look at what it means on the Chinese calendar. And you might want to plan a trip to a local Chinese restaurant. Followers of the Chinese zodiac believe each person has personality traits similar to the animal character for the year he or she was born. For 2013, the year of the snake, snakes are said to like the best things in life and are mysterious, quiet and deep thinkers. Famous people born in the year of the snake include Oprah Winfrey, Sara Jessica Parker, Abraham …