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Year of the Horse: City Library celebration rings in Chinese New Year

Published: Saturday, Feb. 1 2014 5:50 p.m. MST

Library patrons enjoy the Lion Dance during Chinese New Year celebrations at the The City Library in Salt Lake City Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. According to the Shngxio, or Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Horse began Jan. 31 and the animal is seen as a symbol of strength, energy and open-mindedness. The library's cultural celebration was co-sponsored by the Chinese Association for Science and Technology in Utah and featured a number of events including a Chinese lion dance, music and children's activities. Beginning Jan. 27 and ending Saturday, the library also hosted an exhibit of Chinese calligraphy.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

The City Library in Salt Lake City hosted an event Saturday to honor the Chinese New Year. According to the Shēngxiào, or Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Horse began Jan. 31 and the animal is seen as a symbol of strength, energy and open-mindedness. The library's cultural celebration was co-sponsored by the Chinese Association for Science and Technology in Utah and featured a number of events including a Chinese lion dance, music and children's activities. Beginning Jan. 27 and ending Saturday, the library also hosted an exhibit of Chinese calligraphy.

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