San Francisco kicks off Lunar New Year celebration

January 23, 2012 2:17:02 PM PST
In San Francisco, Lunar New Year revelers did the dragon dance Monday morning.

The mystical monster is the most powerful symbol in the Chinese zodiac. The eyes are traditionally dotted to bring good fortune.

Designers created the 150-foot replica specifically for the annual Chinese New Year Parade on February 11. The annual event held in San Francisco is the largest of its kind outside China.