Lunar New Year Celebrations are Underway in Manhattan's Chinatown

Asian communities around the world are ringing in the Lunar New Year including many right here in New York.

Today marks the kickoff of the 15-day long holiday.

This is the year of the rooster — which is one of the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac.

Streets throughout Chinatown will be closed today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Chinese New Year Lion Dance Parade.

Celebrations have already begun in Asia.

The holiday ends February 11.

The next year of the rooster will occur in 2029.

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