Lunar New Year welcomes the year of the pig

07 February, 2019, 04:36 | Author: Rachel Logan
  • Edmonton's Chinese Catholic Parish celebrates the Year of the Pig

"The festival is only a distant shape if you are not celebrating it with the people you want to be with. now I always try to call and greet my family on Chinese New Year". Over the last decade, China has dispatched 31 escort task forces, which included more than 100 ships and 26,000 personnel, and has helped escort around 6,600 vesselsļ¼¨half of which were foreign owned.

Streets were uncharacteristically empty in Beijing on Monday, with many shops and restaurants closed until next week but a growing number of Chinese are also choosing to travel overseas during the holiday period. "Wishing you a very happy Chinese New Year".

A blue Spring Festival can bring out the blues. In 2019, the Chinese new year starts February 5th, according to the lunar calendar. Throughout China, the holiday season, also known as chunjie, lasts for more than two weeks. The special will be available for the entire week of the Lunar New Year. It's the Year of the Pig, which occupies the 12th position in the Chinese zodiac.

People burn incense sticks and pray for good fortune at Yonghegong Lama Temple on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Pig in Beijing.

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People from all walks of life will be gathering to eat copious amounts of food, watch spectacular firework displays and hang red lanterns. In this tradition, children receive money in red envelopes. The phrase literally means "Happy New Year". It is believed to be the most important meal of the year and millions of people are expected to be home to celebrate with their families.

Women light candles while praying in a Chinese temple during the celebration of the Lunar New Year in Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand.

This is a new one-day record for a single market in the world - breaking the previous record of 1.3 billion yuan (about 198 million USA dollars) in China on the second day of last year's Lunar New Year holiday.

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