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Hundreds celebrate Lunar New Year at Downtown Summerlin

By Kay McCabe,


Hundreds flooded Downtown Summerlin for the sixth annual Lunar New Year parade on Sunday.

Some parade attendees say their minds were stuck on the tragic mass shooting in Monterey Park, California that happened the night before, at a Lunar New Year celebration.

“I really hope that love and peace comes to those families,” said Atha, who is from Las Vegas.

Atha says the holiday is all about positivity and prosperity, but she's stopping to mourn the 10 people killed in Saturday's mass shooting.

“Its really horrible that this has become a norm," said Atha.

Shirley, who also attended the parade, says each year it's important that she and her family celebrate the Lunar New Year.

“Being a Chinese person, it's good to bring awareness, because the next generation could lose the tradition," said Shirley.

And while she says the parade was a great time, she couldn't help but think about safety concerns after Saturday night's news.

"It's hard for people to go out now and celebrate things like this," said Shirley. "People want to just stay inside now.”

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