Austin Celebrates The Year of the Red Monkey

It's the year of the Red Monkey, and Austinites gathered in Chinatown Center this past weekend to celebrate with breathtaking Chinese traditions and spectacles.

By Miranda Chiechi

Shows, dances, a multitude of Chinese delicacies, henna tattoos, rock climbing and vendors adorned the middle of Chinatown. This is the 4,713th Chinese Year, and the monkey relates to both metal and water based on the five elements of Chinese horoscopes, bringing change, wisdom and danger.