Lunar New Year
Welcome to the year of the Snake: 2013. According to the Chinese Zodiac, the year of the Snake begins February 10, 2013 and ends January 30, 2014. The Snake, the sixth sign in the Chinese Zodiac, symbolizes an intuitive and introspective personality, and people born during a Snake year are considered intelligent and wise. Celebrate the New Year at cultural events happening around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Scams, burglaries, robberies and extortion are among the crimes city leaders, including San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, are warning about.
A new U.S. Postal Service stamp marking the Lunar New Year was unveiled Wednesday in San Francisco by city and postal officials.
The celebration is a customary time of gift exchange, which is why Asian stores are seen as targets by criminals.