Lunar New Year celebrated in Albany

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People were celebrating the Lunar New Year in Albany on Sunday afternoon.

They were ringing in the “Year of the Rabbit” at the SUNY Performing Arts Center.

What started off as a potluck dinner in the early 1970s has transformed into a large show.

Event organizers say it is wonderful to see the Capital Region embracing the tradition.

The “Year of the Rabbit” is said to be one of the lucky signs. The rabbit is a symbol of intellect and caution.

The rabbit years are 12 years apart. The last ones were 2011 and 1999.

Learn more about why the holiday is so big for people who celebrate it by watching the video.