Raleigh, N.C. — The Year of the Snake technically doesn't begin until Feb. 10, but that didn't stop the festivities at the Chinese New Year Festival at the State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Jan. 26.
Guests experienced the most important holiday of the traditional Chinese calendar with performances, arts and crafts, fun games, educational booths, and of course, delicious food.
Performers of all ages wowed the crowd with their martial arts, singing and dancing demonstrations. One of the most fun performances was the traditional Chinese dragon that wove its way around the stage.
Among the younger crowd, face painting, snake-themed crafts and hula hooping were the main attractions.