Happy Chinese New Year: Year of the Horse

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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- -Chinese New Year celebration kicks off today. It is the year of the horse within the 12-animal zodiac.

The horse is "friendly" and a leader, according to Rita Lee, chair of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. The celebrations would not be complete without plenty of Chinese food. Learn what fish and other dishes symbolize in the video.

DC's Chinese New Year parade will be this Sunday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. in Chinatown. The parade route starts on I and 6th Street and ends on H and 6th Street, NW.

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