NEW YORK — New Yorkers continued to celebrate the Lunar New Year with a parade in the city’s historic Chinatown on Sunday.

Asian communities around the world began celebrating the Lunar New Year on February 10, celebrating the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac. Fireworks, parades and other Lunar New Year rituals focus on banishing bad luck and welcoming prosperity.

In New York, there have already been major celebrations in larger Chinese immigrant enclaves in Queens and Brooklyn. While the new symbolic lunar cycle ended earlier this week with the full moon, the Manhattan parade was scheduled for the weekend.

On Sunday, revelers took to the streets of the district’s traditional Chinatown for a colorful parade despite cold temperatures that hovered around freezing.

By Sam