If you are a fan of Chinese astrology the year of the pig sounds like a good time for family and finances.

And if you'd like to celebrate a little and steep yourself in some of the tradition of the event the Maine China Network has a day planned for everyone to participate in this Saturday at the Bangor Mall.

This is the 8th Chinese New Year Parade that has been held in Bangor and happens inside the mall  Saturday Feb. 9th. Participation is free, audiences welcome!

Line up will be 12:30 PM at the JC Penney court; parade starts at 1PM.

Their webpage says that people from local Chinese community & businesses will dress up in traditional dresses, parading in the Mall.

There will be crafts for children before the parade; Red Envelopes with small amount of money will be handed out to children, as part of the Chinese New Year traditions.