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Chinese New Year Celebrations Around the World (Photo Gallery)


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Created: February 12, 2013 Last Updated: February 17, 2013
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Spring Festival Flower Fair in Guangzhou, Guangdong on Feb. 6, 2013. (The Epoch Times Photo Archive)

Spring Festival Flower Fair in Guangzhou, Guangdong on Feb. 6, 2013. (The Epoch Times Photo Archive)

From Chinatown in New York City to halfway around the world in Jakarta, Indonesia, and everywhere in between, celebrations for the Chinese Lunar New Year are in full swing. People celebrate the New Year, the Year of the Snake, with fireworks, lion dances in the streets, and worship in temples. There will be 15 days of feasting, gift-giving, special ceremonies, reunions with family and friends, and lots of wishes for prosperity and good fortune in the New Year. The festivities will end with the final celebration of the Lantern Festival on Feb. 24th. Happy Chinese New Year, everyone!

Spring Festival Flower Fair in Guangzhou, Guangdong on Feb. 6, 2013. (The Epoch Times Photo Archive)

Spring Festival Flower Fair in Guangzhou, Guangdong on Feb. 6, 2013. (The Epoch Times Photo Archive)

Spring Festival Flower Fair in Guangzhou, Guangdong on Feb. 6, 2013. (The Epoch Times Photo Archive)

Spring Festival Flower Fair in Guangzhou, Guangdong on Feb. 6, 2013. (The Epoch Times Photo Archive)

Spring Festival Flower Fair in Guangzhou, Guangdong on Feb. 6, 2013. (The Epoch Times Photo Archive)

Spring Festival Flower Fair in Guangzhou, Guangdong on Feb. 6, 2013. (The Epoch Times Photo Archive)

Chinese burn incense at a temple for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing. (The Epoch Times Photo Archive)

Chinese burn incense at a temple for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing. (The Epoch Times Photo Archive)

Chinese burn incense at a temple for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing. (The Epoch Times Photo Archive)

Chinese burn incense at a temple for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing. (The Epoch Times Photo Archive)

Koreans celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year. (Quan Yu/The Epoch Times)

Koreans celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year. (Quan Yu/The Epoch Times)

Koreans celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year. (Quan Yu/The Epoch Times)

Koreans celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year. (Quan Yu/The Epoch Times)

Chinese New Years in China Town, New York City. (Dai Bing/The Epoch Times)

Chinese New Years in China Town, New York City. (Dai Bing/The Epoch Times)

Chinese New Years in China Town, New York City. (Dai Bing/The Epoch Times)

Chinese New Years in China Town, New York City. (Dai Bing/The Epoch Times)

Chinese New Years in China Town, New York City. (Dai Bing/The Epoch Times)

Chinese New Years in China Town, New York City. (Dai Bing/The Epoch Times)

Chinese New Years in Toronto, Canada. (Ai Wen/The Epoch Times)

Chinese New Years in Toronto, Canada. (Ai Wen/The Epoch Times)

Chinese New Years in Toronto, Canada. (Ai Wen/The Epoch Times)

Chinese New Years in Toronto, Canada. (Ai Wen/The Epoch Times)

A performer plays to the crowd during a dragon dance to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year of the Snake in China town in Manila on February 8, 2013. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)

A performer plays to the crowd during a dragon dance to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year of the Snake in China town in Manila on February 8, 2013. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)

Performers take part in a dragon dance to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year of the Snake in China town in Manila on February 8, 2013. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)

Performers take part in a dragon dance to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year of the Snake in China town in Manila on February 8, 2013. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese new year decorations in Shanghai, China, Feb 6, 2013. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty)

Chinese new year decorations in Shanghai, China, Feb 6, 2013. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty)

Chinese new year decorations in Shanghai, China, Feb 6, 2013. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty)

Chinese new year decorations in Shanghai, China, Feb 6, 2013. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty)

A woman walks through a market selling goods for Chinese Lunar New Year in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta on February 8, 2013. (Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty)

A woman walks through a market selling goods for Chinese Lunar New Year in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta on February 8, 2013. (Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty)

People buying Chinese new year decorations in Zouping, east Shandong province, China, Feb. 7, 2013. (AFP/Getty Photos)

People buying Chinese new year decorations in Zouping, east Shandong province, China, Feb. 7, 2013. (AFP/Getty Photos)

 

 




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