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Flushing celebrates the Year of the Snake

Thousands come from throughout Queens to enjoy festivities

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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:39 am, Thu Feb 28, 2013.

Flushing was bit by a snake on Saturday.

The annual Lunar New Year parade has become a welcome staple of life in the neighborhood, with lion dances, music, dragons and delicious food galore.

The parade’s organizer, the Flushing Chinese Business Association, was focused on being inclusive to all nationalities, not just the Chinese and Korean contingents that bookended the parade.

The parade, now in its 17th year, features an average of 4,000 marchers. The holiday began on Feb. 10, but the gala event occurred a weekend later.

— Joseph Orovic

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