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La Crosse celebrates Chinese New Year

Published On: Feb 02 2014 08:32:47 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 02 2014 11:07:46 PM CST
Chinese New Year.

WKBT, News8000.com

LA CROSSE, WI (WKBT) -

The community came together Sunday to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

The celebration featured performances of Chinese folk dance, calligraphy, music and more. Mayor Tim Kabat made an appearance at the event, as well.

The La Crosse Area Chinese Association hosted the celebration at U-W La Crosse's Cart Wright Center. Organizers say the Chinese New Year is a day of good luck, health and unity.

"This will give an opportunity to put the community together, and also give the opportunity to the kids to touch their roots and learn the culture,” said Association President Gordon Zeng. “It's an opportunity for the local residents to experience the Chinese culture.”

The New Year is China's largest event. This New Year celebration begins the year of the horse.

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