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New Yorkers celebrate Lunar New Year

Revelers went out in the cold to commemorate the Year of the Pig and the Lunar New Year Parade on Sunday.

Scroll down to see scenes from the joyful celebration.

A person wearing a pig head (for the
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A person wearing a pig head (to represent the Year of the Pig) marches in the Chinese Lunar New Year Parade.

Parade-goers walk with pink umbrellas in their intricately
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Parade-goers walk with pink umbrellas in their intricately detailed traditional dress.

Women in traditional garb dance during the parade.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Women in traditional garb dance during the parade.

Dragon dancers entertain the crowd.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Dragon dancers entertain the crowd.

Parade-goers like this one dressed to the nines
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Parade-goers like this one dressed to the nines for the celebration.

A dragon dances over the parade route.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A dragon dances over the parade route.

Spectators reach towards a green dragon.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Spectators reach towards a green dragon.

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer marches in the
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer marches in the parade.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio marches
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio marches with U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez and other politicians.

Dancers walking their dragon down the street.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Dancers walking their dragon down the street.

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