TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Hundreds gathered in Tampa on Sunday to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Hundreds gathered at Water Works Park to enjoy Chinese art, performances and food at an event hosted by the Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans.
Some dancers donned traditional clothing and performed with lanterns, while others dressed in all black to make their eight-man dragon puppet stand out. Vendors were set up around the park, offering art, crafts and other merchandise inspired by Chinese culture.
2023 is the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac. The rabbit brings with it increased prosperity, abundance and fertility.
The holiday, also known as Chinese New Year and Spring Festival, will last until Feb. 1.