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Food, drums and a petting zoo at Alhambra’s Lunar New Year celebration

  • The main stage featured a diverse array of performances including music ensembles, dance groups and kung fu demonstrations. Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • The festival took place on on Saturday, Feb. 9 across five blocks of Valley Blvd. Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • Visitors, families and their pets came from across the San Gabriel Valley and beyond to enjoy a day of food, activities, and performances. Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • A portion of the festival featured pony rides and a petting zoo where attendees could feed and interact with farm animals. Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • Food vendors served up traditional meals, fusion dishes and fair food. Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • Some vendors contributed performances, photo ops, costumes and other activities for the attendees. Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • Photo by Bastian Mendez.

  • Alhambra is a melting pot for diverse communities as witnessed at this year's Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival. Photo by Bastian Mendez.

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Alhambra , CA United States

The San Gabriel Valley came out for Alhambra’s Lunar New Year celebration on Feb. 9. Spanning five blocks on Valley Boulevard, revelers were treated to skewers, jianbing and other yummy fried foods, a petting zoo and drum, kung fu and other traditional performances. Many brought their families and their dogs, decked out in their Lunar New Year finery. Check out our slideshow for more.

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