Year of the Snake celebration

The Year of the Snake was welcomed on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year on Saturday, Feb. 9.

Chinese New Year Celebrated In Singapore

SINGAPORE - FEBRUARY 09: A worker is seen packing his goods under a tentage, specially setup to sell Chinese New Year goodies on February 9, 2013 in Singapore. Thousands gathered today to celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome the the Year of the Snake, with new year's day falling on February 10. Chinese new Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar and is celebrated in Singapore and many other Southeast Asian countries with significant Chinese Populations. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

Chinese New Year Celebrated In Singapore

SINGAPORE - FEBRUARY 10: Worshippers gather to pray at the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple on Lunar New Year on February 10, 2013 in Singapore. Thousands gathered today to celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome the the Year of the Snake, with new year's day falling on February 10. Chinese new Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar and is celebrated in Singapore and many other Southeast Asian countries with significant Chinese Populations. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

Chinese New Year Celebrated In Singapore

SINGAPORE - FEBRUARY 10: Worshippers gather at the entrance of Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple on Lunar New Year to offer prayers and place joss sticks on February 10, 2013 in Singapore. Thousands gathered today to celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome the the Year of the Snake, with new year's day falling on February 10. Chinese new Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar and is celebrated in Singapore and many other Southeast Asian countries with significant Chinese Populations. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

Chinese New Year Celebrated In Singapore

SINGAPORE - FEBRUARY 10: Worshippers gather to pray at the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple on Lunar New Year on February 10, 2013 in Singapore. Thousands gathered today to celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome the the Year of the Snake, with new year's day falling on February 10. Chinese new Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar and is celebrated in Singapore and many other Southeast Asian countries with significant Chinese Populations. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

Chinese New Year Celebrated In Singapore

SINGAPORE - FEBRUARY 10: Worshippers gather at Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple on Lunar New Year to offer prayers and place joss sticks on February 10, 2013 in Singapore. Thousands gathered today to celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome the the Year of the Snake, with new year's day falling on February 10. Chinese new Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar and is celebrated in Singapore and many other Southeast Asian countries with significant Chinese Populations. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

Chinese New Year Celebrated In Singapore

SINGAPORE - FEBRUARY 10: A worshipper prays at the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple on Lunar New Year on February 10, 2013 in Singapore. Thousands gathered today to celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome the the Year of the Snake, with new year's day falling on February 10. Chinese new Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar and is celebrated in Singapore and many other Southeast Asian countries with significant Chinese Populations. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

Chinese New Year Celebrated In Singapore

SINGAPORE - FEBRUARY 10: A worshipper is seen holding up the joss stick to pray at the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple on Lunar New Year on February 10, 2013 in Singapore. Thousands gathered today to celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome the the Year of the Snake, with new year's day falling on February 10. Chinese new Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar and is celebrated in Singapore and many other Southeast Asian countries with significant Chinese Populations. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)