Chinese ethnic pride during the Year of the Pig, Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration in New York Chinatown is a two week celebration in the pan-Asian community.
Before the start of the parade, posing for the camera holding the Dragon's head, dragon dance needs many people. For the Chinese, the dragon is a sacred, holy and powerful creature. In ancient China , this creature was used to represent Emperors and higher officials. Royalty were believed to be the descendants of the mythical dragon.