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February 16, the Chinese New Year 2018, the year of the yellow earth dog on the lunar calendar, took over. This holiday is celebrated in many Asian countries, but above all in China. Ahead of 12 months of hard work and a good time to start a new business.
Symbols of the year - yellow earth dogs - in Chinatown in Singapore. Although more like cats ... (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah):
The celebration of the Chinese New Year begins on the first day of the new moon and lasts 15 days - until the full moon.
The Chinese New Year, which after 1911 is literally translated as “The Spring Holiday”, has long been the main and longest holiday in China.
Of course, Chinese New Year is celebrated not only in China, but also in other countries. This is Indonesia. (Photo by Juni Kriswanto):
There is a belief that evil spirits are afraid of red, so on the day of the New Year red prevails everywhere. (Photo by Fred Dufour):
(Photo by Ye Aung Thu):
Temple in Kuala Lumpur. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana):
Chinese New Year 2018 in Kuala Lumpur. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana):
Each New Year is associated with one of 12 animals and one of the five elements.This time, the symbol of the year 2018 was the yellow earthen dog. 4716 according to the lunar calendar. Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Erik de Castro):
Every Chinese New Year celebration is accompanied by the launch of fireworks ...
... and burning various incenses. (Photo by Johannes Eisele):
Bali, Indonesia. (Photo by Firdia Lisnawati):
We release birds for good luck in Chinatown in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Photo by Beawiharta):
Despite our dissimilarity, in the traditions of the Chinese and Russians there is much in common: at the heart of the holiday is a feast.
Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Dondi Tawatao):
Dance of the dragon, like the dance of the lion, it is quite often used at various festivals and festivals. The dragon traditionally symbolizes strength and dignity in China, the Chinese themselves sometimes call themselves "descendants of the dragon." It is believed that the dragon brings people luck. Dragon Dance is an important moment of the Chinese New Year celebrated by the Chinese community around the world. (Photo by Ye Aung Thu):
The dance of the lions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Photo by Heng Sinith):
Dragon Dance in Yangon, February 16, 2018. (Photo by Ye Aung Thu):
By the way, instead of a Christmas tree, the Chinese put an orange tree, on which they put red envelopes with money, so that there is prosperity in the house.
Collecting money with a dog at the temple in Kandal, Cambodia. (Photo by Tang Chhin Sothy):
Presentation in Manila, Philippines.(Photo by Bullit Marquez):
Temple in West Java, Indonesia. (Photo by Timur Matahari):
Holiday in Chinatown in London. (Photo by Jack Taylo):
Symbol of the year in Sydney, Australia, February 16, 2018.