Chinese New Year of the Snake preparations underway in Philippines
Manila, Philippines. 8th February 2013 -- A man pictured as he walks beneath Chinese fruit charms for sale in Chinatown ahead of the Chinese New Year in Manila. Pineapples and oranges are popular fruit at this time of year, representing wealth, luck, and good fortune. -- Members of the Chinese community are preparing for the up-coming Chinese New Year. 2013 represents the 'Year of the Water Snake' under the 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle, whereby each calendar year is named after one of the 12 key animals in turn.
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