Cranberry to Mark Chinese New Year with Celebration

2013 is the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese Calendar.

According to the Chinese calendar, 2013, the Year of the Snake, begins Feb. 10. The Snake is the sixth symbol in the Chinese Zodiac, which follows a rotation of 12 animal signs. 

Ancient Chinese wisdom holds that people born in the Year of the Snake are keen and cunning, intelligent and wise, a statement from Cranberry Township said. 

To honor the upcoming new year, as well as those born in the previous years of the snake, the Cranberry Township Sister Cities Association will hold a celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the

Family-friendly activities at the celebration include Chinese storytelling, a traditional Chinese dance performance, Chinese arts and crafts, a lesson in Chinese language and samples of Chinese food.

Cranberry Township’s Chinese New Year’s event is being co-hosted by the Regional Learning Alliance, Slippery Rock University, the Sister Cities Association and the HeartPrints Center for Early Education. More information is available on the Sister Cities website at www.cranberrytownship.org/sistercities

A registration fee of $5 per person for those 12 and older—$3 for those under 12—will be collected upon arrival at the event. Anyone planning to attend should place reservations no later than Feb. 1 by phone at 724-776-4806 x1020 or by email at sistercities@cranberrytownship.org

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