Crowds flock to celebrate Chinese Year of the Pig

Edmonton’s Chinese Catholic Parish celebrates the Year of the

Edmonton’s Chinese Catholic Parish celebrates the Year of the

The Lunar New Year festival, which started on Tuesday, has become a significant part of Sydney's life, not least because about 10 per cent of greater Sydney's 5 million residents are of Chinese ancestry, more than any other non-English speaking ethnic group. "Peppa" will be making its Chinese debut one day earlier on the first day of the Year of the Pig.

Across the United Kingdom, lanterns are being hung in Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham and many of our other great cities - including here in London, home to one of the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia. This set retails at SGD84.90. "I'm pleased to send you my best wishes on this auspicious occasion".

Beijing-friendly figures such as Pakistani President Arif Alvi and Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen extended new year greetings to China.

Unlike Qian, Ma grew up in Zhengzhou, a metropolis in northern China, and said many Chinese New Year traditions have faded away with the rapid development of the area over the past few years.

Many rituals including spring-cleaning homes, decorating streets and hosting large family banquets on New Year's Eve are common practice.

She moved to Dunedin four years ago to be with her son, who is studying at the University of Otago, and is now an global student herself.

"I've been to the Chinese New Year parade in Chinatown, and have seen the dragon dance".

"Through our collaboration with eOne, we have created a handsome Peppa Pig story immersed in Chinese New Year tradition and culture", said president of Alibaba Pictures, Wei Zhang in a press release.

"If there are family members living in some other city or another place they try to make it work, they all try to gather together and have that very important meal", he said.

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