Anxious to curb winter pollution, the capital has - like 440 other Chinese cities - banned firecrackers and fireworks, resulting in an eerily quiet New Year's Eve. The celebrations end with the Lantern Festival, which marks the first full moon of the lunar year and during which people take to the streets to light lanterns and celebrate. It has been said that a Year of the Dog is a great fertility year, so one can only imagine that there will be many more babies to come!
The reason? A skit at the "Spring Festival Gala", the flagship program of China Central Television (CCTV), broadcast around the world every year for the Chinese New Year. It is widely recognized that good health is the foundation of all else, so from here, we draw your attention to the deep cultural connection to holistic health practices that spring from a 5000-year-old tradition of Chinese Medicine.
Each new year is associated with one of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. "The city of Los Angeles is thrilled to join them in ushering in harmony and goodwill in this Year of the Earth Dog".
Here's a look at this year's celebrations around the world.
"The year 2017 was a landmark year for China", said Zhang, who explained that the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China held in October "mapped out the blueprint for China's development in the coming 30 years, opening up a new era for China's development and modernization".
Vietnamese families eat red sticky rice, and wish their loved ones, "Chúc Mừng Năm Mới", or "Happy New Year". However, red lanterns are often seen during the festivities in China and many families make their own lanterns with red paper and cloth with riddles written on them.
With the celebration extending two weeks until the Lantern Festival that marks the 15th day, brands that offer limited-edition merchandise - especially worldwide brands - have several days to not only capitalize on the sizable Chinese market but build relationships with customers on a global level.
Donald Trump "vehemently denies" paying porn star to "keep hidden encounter quiet" but his lawyer , Michael Cohen, admitted to it. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly", Cohen told the Times.
When security staff warned that she'd have to put the bag through security, she circled back to the airport-style luggage scanner. Train stations are grappling with a mad rush this month as hundreds of millions of people head home to celebrate Lunar New Year.
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Another early wicket was elusive then and New Zealand's two best players were able to take the game away from the tourists. England captain Buttler said: "It was maybe ten to 15 runs too many. and we didn't bowl as well as we could have".
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The Nokia 1 is seen to sport a single rear camera, while the Nokia 7 Plus is shown to have a dual rear camera setup. Nokia certainly made a splash previous year with killer sales of its latest Android-powered smartphones.
While that may be worth celebrating, Meteorologist Andrew Taylor with the National Weather Service warned not to get too excited. Overnight Friday into Saturday , temperatures are expected to plummet into the twenties by Saturday morning, February 17.
Up the road, however, an elderly husband and wife, each draped in the South Korean flag, denounced Moon as a "fake president". And that folder? It turns out it contained a personal letter from Kim Jong Un to South Korea's president.
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Ethiopia declares national state of emergency
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Iran, India Sign 15 Deals
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