Fireworks, Dancing and Prayers Ring in the Year of the Pig

Edmonton's Chinese Catholic Parish celebrates the Year of the Pig

Edmonton's Chinese Catholic Parish celebrates the Year of the Pig

It will be celebrated for around two weeks. There are intimate dinners and get-togethers.

A man walks at Gede market decorated with lanterns during Chinese Lunar New Year's eve in Solo, Central Java province, Indonesia, on February 4, 2019.

Dragon dancing, a tradition of the Han people, is performed at many Chinese festivals to scare away evil spirits. It's all bright and colourful.

The cartoon's focus on family values has resonated with Chinese parents, said Ms Li Xin as she bought a Peppa toy for her four-year-old at a Beijing store.

Naturally, this date changes each year, but it will always fall sometime between January 21 and February 20.

To celebrate the lunar New Year, Google posted this doodle showing the "Year of the Pig".

Early Tuesday, the first day of the year of the pig, hundreds lined up outside famous temples to burn the first joss sticks of the year, expecting it to bring them good luck. The pig is believed to be a symbol of optimism, enthusiasm and be hardworking.

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The family reunions in China mean that millions of people return to their cities of origin.

The holiday also attracts extraordinary numbers of Chinese tourists from overseas. The special will be available for the entire week of the Lunar New Year. In this period, throwing out the garbage isn't allowed before the 5th.

Another part of the festivities is "hongbao" or red envelopes containing money, which are given to family and friends.

The animation, which follows the daily adventures of a bright pink piglet, her brother George and her parents, is hugely popular with Chinese children.

It's officially the Chinese New Year, which is also known as the Lunar New Year!

In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, photo, Muslim women take a selfie at a shop selling Lunar New Year decorations in the Chinatown area of Jakarta, Indonesia.

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