Queens residents welcome Year of the Rabbit

February 5, 2011 3:56:58 PM PST
In Queens Saturday, they were drumming in the Lunar New Year.

Farewell to the Year of the Tiger and welcome to the Year of the Rabbit.

The celebration was held at C.C. Moore Homestead Park in Elmhurst and featured traditional Korean drumming and a lion dance.

The lion dance is believed to usher in good fortune and ward off evil spirits.

The rabbit is the fourth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac and it represents compassion, opportunity and grace.