01/25/2012 07:42 am ET Updated Mar 26, 2012

New York Celebrates Chinese New Year (PHOTOS)

According to the Chinese lunisolar calendar, this year's animal zodiac sign, the dragon, represents power, strength and wisdom.

Chinese New Year festivities continue are going on around the world this week and will conclude February 6 with the Lantern Festival. In Manhattan's China Town, dragons are parading through the streets and hundreds of people are visiting Buddhist temples to pray for good fortune. Across the world, others do the same.

New York City Celebrates Chinese New Year