Chinese New Year celebrations last year took place in over 140 countries and 500 cities. In Chinese astrology, each year belongs to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle. And recent years have seen Chinese kids co-opting British cartoon character Peppa Pig as their new idol. The red envelopes are being filled.
President Donald Trump also issued a statement celebrating the holiday, lauding it as "an opportunity for All Americans to honor the important contribution [people of Asian descent] have made to the story of American greatness".
Naturally, this date changes each year, but it will always fall sometime between January 21 and February 20.
Authorities were expecting an average of 1.77 million global trips per day this week - an 8.9-per-cent increase compared to past year.
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Unlike Qian, Ma grew up in Zhengzhou, a metropolis in northern China, and said many Chinese New Year traditions have faded away with the rapid development of the area over the past few years.
Women light candles while praying in a Chinese temple during the celebration of the Lunar New Year in Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand.
Hopefully, the above quotes will help bring you happiness as you welcome the year of the pig.
Parades and lion dances in Western cities such as NY and London were expected to draw large crowds.
This is different to the Gregorian calendar we use in the United Kingdom, which starts on January 1 each year.
STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson told Yahoo Finance, the company was approached by Alibaba to exclusively distribute the film in the United States in time for Lunar New Year.