Videos of the Day: Asia Welcomes Year of the Pig With Banquets, Temple Visits

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
February 5, 2019 Updated: February 5, 2019

Asia welcomed the Lunar Year of the Pig with visits to temples, family banquets, and the world’s biggest travel spree on Feb. 5.

Celebrations took place throughout the Asia region.

The streets of Beijing and other major Chinese cities were quiet and empty after millions of people left to visit relatives or travel abroad during the year’s biggest family holiday.

Families gathered at home for multigenerational banquets. Companies, shops, and government offices closed for official holidays that ranged from two days in South Korea to a week in China.

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‘We Want Seven!’ Huge Crowds Celebrate Patriots’ Super Bowl Win

Hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans jammed downtown Boston on Feb. 5 for a parade celebrating the New England Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl title, clamoring for more with cheers of “We want seven!” and “Next year, right here!”

A party atmosphere enveloped the city as fans clad in team garb packed sidewalks and stood on tiptoe for a glimpse of quarterback Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick, and the rest of the team. Red, white, and blue confetti rained down.

It’s a familiar feeling in Boston. The parade came just four months after the city praised the Red Sox for their fourth World Series championship win in 15 years.

Fresh from Sunday’s 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta, team members and their families took a 2-mile swing through the city aboard Boston’s iconic World War II-era amphibious “duck boats.”

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Caravan Migrants Head to Mexican Border City Across From Texas

Around 1,700 migrants have arrived at the Mexican border city of Piedras Negras, across from Texas, hoping for passage to the United States through the Eagle Pass border crossing.

Buses helped transport the group of migrants to temporary shelters in the city where medics are on site doing check ups and tents are set up for food.

Previous caravans have stopped at the border city of Tijuana, seeking to cross into California. This is the first time a large group of caravan migrants are looking to cross into the United States at the border in Texas.