Feb 16, 2018

Year of the Dog celebrated (Pics)

Today, more than 1.4 billion Chinese people are celebrating the arrival of their New Year according to the traditional lunar calendar - with big family banquets, stunning lanterns and the Chinese Near Year Gala on TV.

According to the Chinese 12-animal zodiac system, 2018 is the Year of the Dog.

The Lunar New Year, otherwise known as Spring Festival, is celebrated around the world, but the main festivities are in China as well as other Asian countries, including Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Korea.

The following are several pics of celebrations around the world.

(Pics : Dailymail.co.uk)

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