STUDIO CITY ( — More than 125,000 people are expected to attend this weekend’s annual Chinese New Year Festival in Los Angeles’ Chinatown.

The celebration — one of the oldest in the nation — is being held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday in Chinatown’s Central Plaza and West Plaza on North Broadway.

Shirley Xiang appeared on KCAL9 News on Sunday morning to discuss a world record attempt for the number of pieces of paper to create the final piece – a snake sculpture.

Xiang explains the year of the snake is significant in Asian tradition as it marks change and is filled with contemplation and reflection.

For more information, visit Chinatown LA online.


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