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February 9, 2013 at 8:18 PM

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Celebrating the Year of the Snake Lunar New Year in the International District


ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Year of the Snake Lunar New Year celebrants cover their ears as hundreds of firecrackers are set off outside a restaurant in Chinatown Saturday by the Mak Fai Kung Fu Club bringing their lion dancers and good luck to businesses and the International District.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

To start off the Year of The Snake celebration in the International District Saturday, this string of firecrackers was set off at the corner of S. King Street and Maynard Avenue South.

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ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Raw video: The arrival of the Year of the Snake is celebrated with drumming, lion dancing and firecrackers during festivities in the International District.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Mak Fai Kung Fu club's lion dancer and Buddha surprise diners in the Ho Ho Seafood Restaurant Saturday marking the Lunar New Year, Year of the Snake festival in the International District.

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In the Year of the Snake we will also have the women bartender Speed Rack contest. MORE

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