59 Pictures Of Chinese New Year’s Celebrations From Around The World

1. New York’s Chinatown

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The lighting of firecrackers are believed to ward off evil spirits and to bring the god of wealth into people’s lives once New Year’s Day arrives.

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6. Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district

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A lion dance troupe performs in front of children during a Chinese New Year evening parade.

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Participants from 14 countries join the parade on Sunday in Hong Kong to celebrate the first day of the year of the snake.

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Performers from Australia’s Empress Stiltdance perform in the evening parade.

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11. Paris City Hall

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Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe and China’s ambassador in France Kong Quan traditionally paint the eye of a dragon in front of Paris City Hall during the Chinese New Year celebrations.

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17. London

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A lion dances in front of cabbage hanging in a shop doorway, a sign of prosperity for the coming new year.

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21. Manila’s Chinatown

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Dancers rest before resuming a dragon dance performance to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Manila’s Chinatown.

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Chinese-Filipinos flock to restaurants and Chinese delis for meals to celebrate the start of Chinese Lunar New Year.

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Members of the Chinese community pray inside a temple as they celebrate the Lunar New Year in Manila’s Chinatown.

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27. Jakarta, Indonesia

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Performers dressed as mermaids wearing Chinese cheongsam perform in an underwater show at Jakarta’s Ancol theme park.

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An Indonesian man of Chinese descent prays in the smoke filled Vihara Dharma Bhakti temple on the first day of the Lunar New Year in Jakarta.

31. Kuta, Indonesdia

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A girl burns incense sticks before praying to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Snake at a Dharmayana temple in Kuta on Bali.

32. Kolkata

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Members of the Chinese community perform a lion dance in a street as they celebrate the Chinese New Year in Kolkata, which is home to India’s only Chinatown in a metro city.

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A member of the Chinese community is pictured in a lion dance costume as they celebrate the Chinese New Year in Kolkata.

35. Taipei

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Temple goers burn incense to pray at Xingtian Gong Temple in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Worshippers pray in front of a statue of Buddha during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at the Lungshan temple in Taipei.

37. Bangkok

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Thai-Chinese residents celebrate the Chinese New Year in Bangkok’s Chinatown.

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39. Malaysia

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Chinese-Malaysians arrive for prayers on the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year at Machimaram Buddhist Temple, which is popularly known as the Sitting Buddha Temple, in Tumpat in the northeastern state of Kelantan.

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41. Mexico City’s Chinatown

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An artist performs the traditional Chinese lion dance during Lunar New Year celebrations in Mexico City.

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43. Los Angeles

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People dance in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Los Angeles.

44. Lima

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Dancers perform a lion dance during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at a charity hall in Chinatown in Lima, Peru.

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A girl covers her ears while fireworks explode during a lion dance performance to celebrate Chinese New Year in downtown Lima.

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