Chinese New Year Celebrated in Different Parts of the World
Chinese New Year Celebrated in Different Parts of the World

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, the year of boar, streets and department stores throughout major cities all over the world have displays and decorations with the theme of boar. Shops are full of red 'lucky envelopes,' lanterns, and hanging firecracker ornaments. One can smell Chinese New Year among the shopping crowds. The following are street scenes from all over the world celebrating the Chinese New Year.

Manila, Philippines-Animal rights activists hold signs that say "Happy Year of the Pig, Don't Eat Me!"  (Jay Directo/AFP Photo)
Manila, Philippines-Animal rights activists hold signs that say “Happy Year of the Pig, Don't Eat Me!” (Jay Directo/AFP Photo)
Hong Kong-A boy carries a pink pig-shaped balloon. (Mike Clarke/AFP Photo)
Hong Kong-A boy carries a pink pig-shaped balloon. (Mike Clarke/AFP Photo)
Beijing, China-Little Pig Lanterns on the side of street. (Guang Niu/Getty Images)
Beijing, China-Little Pig Lanterns on the side of street. (Guang Niu/Getty Images)
Singapore-Paper pineapples (wang-lai) symbolize the coming of prosperousness. (Roslan Rahman/AFP Photo)
Singapore-Paper pineapples (wang-lai) symbolize the coming of prosperousness. (Roslan Rahman/AFP Photo)
Bangkok, Thailand-A mascot of a pig prior to Lunar New Year celebrations (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/ AFP)
Bangkok, Thailand-A mascot of a pig prior to Lunar New Year celebrations (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/ AFP)
Bangkok, Thailand-Decorations symbolize the Year of Pig. (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP)
Bangkok, Thailand-Decorations symbolize the Year of Pig. (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-Large lanterns to welcome the Year of Boar. (Tengku Bahar/ AFP Photo)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-Large lanterns to welcome the Year of Boar. (Tengku Bahar/ AFP Photo)
Taipei, Taiwan-A pig-shaped lantern is displayed in the word's tallest building, Taipei 101. (Patrick Lin/AFP Photo)
Taipei, Taiwan-A pig-shaped lantern is displayed in the word's tallest building, Taipei 101. (Patrick Lin/AFP Photo)
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