Tuesday marks a new year in the lunar calendar and this is the Year of the Pig.
More than a billion people celebrate the lunar new year. Through February, celebrations are happening across the Las Vegas valley.
Every year the lunar new year is dedicated to a different animal. The most common myth says that an emperor made these animals earn their years.
He held a race and out of 12 animals, the pig came in dead last. But that’s OK because sometimes the best is saved for last.
On Wednesday, Feb. 6, Downtown Summerlin® celebrates Lunar New Year – the Year of the Pig – by hosting its second annual parade at 6 p.m. on Park Centre Drive. It was supposed to be held on Tuesdat, Feb. 5, but it was postponed due to weather.
Guests will be entertained with an oversized chinese dragon, characters dressed as lions with percussionists and glorious fan dancers performing a graceful dance for all to enjoy. The property will randomly distribute red envelopes filled with chocolate gold coins and surprise $10 gift cards to patrons and children in attendance while supplies last.
The event is free and open to the general public.