Celebrating Lunar New Year

People around the world ring in the year of the snake.

China's Spring Festival

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 11: A liitle girl eats mutton skewer at a Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake on February 11, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

China's Spring Festival

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 11: Beijing residents eat mutton skewers at a Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake on February 11, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

China's Spring Festival

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 11: A woman and her son eat bean curd at a Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake on February 11, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

China's Spring Festival

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 11: A woman eats mutton skewer at a Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake on February 11, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

China's Spring Festival

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 11: Beijing residents eat steamed stuffed bun at a Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake on February 11, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

China's Spring Festival

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 11: A woman eats mutton skewer at a Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake on February 11, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

China's Spring Festival

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 11: A liitle girl eats mutton skewer at a Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake on February 11, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

China's Spring Festival

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 11: A woman eats fish ball at a Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake on February 11, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

China's Spring Festival

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 11: Beijing residents ride sleighs on a frozen lake at a Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake on February 11, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Snake also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

New York's Chinatown Welcomes In The Year Of The Snake

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: A girl looks out over a fireworks display as members of the Chinese American community, tourists and other New Yorkers celebrate the the first day of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Snake, in New York's Chinatown on February 10, 2013 in New York City. Celebrations are being held in Chinese communities around the world. The lighting of firecrackers are believed to ward off evil spirits and to bring the god of wealth into people's lives once New Year's Day arrives. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York's Chinatown Welcomes In The Year Of The Snake

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Members of the Chinese American community, tourists and other New Yorkers celebrate the the first day of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Snake, in New York's Chinatown on February 10, 2013 in New York City. Celebrations are being held in Chinese communities around the world. The lighting of firecrackers are believed to ward off evil spirits and to bring the god of wealth into people's lives once New Year's Day arrives. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York's Chinatown Welcomes In The Year Of The Snake

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Members of the Chinese American community, tourists and other New Yorkers celebrate the the first day of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Snake, in New York's Chinatown on February 10, 2013 in New York City. Celebrations are being held in Chinese communities around the world. The lighting of firecrackers are believed to ward off evil spirits and to bring the god of wealth into people's lives once New Year's Day arrives. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)