Tampa Bay celebrates Lunar New Year with Year of the Rabbit

Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday at Water Works Park to celebrate Lunar New Year. The celebration marks the end of the year of the Tiger and begins with the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese zodiac calendar.

There were traditions and customs observed during the celebration such as the lion and dragon dances, receiving of lucky money and more.

Janet Ho, president of the Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans, said Lunar New Year helps bring families together, gives people a fresh start and an opportunity to share heritage and traditions.