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The Year Of The Pig Is Celebrated In Squirrel Hill

A fire breather performs in the middle of Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill at the end of the Chinese New Year Parade

Photos and text by Jared Murphy

The Chinese New Year Parade in Squirrel Hill rang in the Chinese New Year on February 17th. This year, the Lunar New Year celebrates the Year of the Pig. The pig is the twelfth of the Chinese zodiac symbols and was last honored in 2007.

A teacher practices a routine for Chinese New Year Parade involving self-made props.
Children in home made costumes walk down Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill.
Performers dressed as a dragon dancing during the Chinese New Year Parade.

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