This year, several public festivities to ring in the lunar Year of the Horse will take place in February and March in Atlantic City and Pleasantville. Among them are:

Chinese New Year Dance Program: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, 1. N Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City

Chinese New Year Celebration: 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 8, Atlantic Christian School gym, 391 Zion Road, Egg Harbor Township, hosted by The Atlantic Huaxia Chinese School. Admission is $5, including food.

Wake the Lion: 2 and 5 p.m. Feb. 8, Boardwalk in front of Showboat Casino Hotel

Lunar New Year Chinese Show: 11 p.m. Feb. 16 at Caesars Atlantic City

Chinese Marketplace: 4 p.m. to midnight Feb. 16, sixth-floor atrium at Bally’s Atlantic City

New Year Festival: 7 p.m. March 4 at Asia Mall in Pleasantville

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