Happy Chinese New Year: China ushers in the Year of the Pig

Happy Chinese New Year: China ushers in the Year of the Pig

Happy Chinese New Year: China ushers in the Year of the Pig

"The festival is only a distant shape if you are not celebrating it with the people you want to be with. now I always try to call and greet my family on Chinese New Year".

In anticipation, millions of Chinese people have taken part in the largest annual human migration to their hometowns. The year of the pig is seen as the final animal of the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac and follows on from the year of the dog.

The movie shows Peppa celebrating Chinese New Year with two new friends - Jiaozi (dumpling) and Tangyuan (glutinous rice ball) - named after popular local delicacies.

Over the centuries, the Sheng Xiao also has been adopted in many Asian countries, from Japan, S. Korea, and Mongolia, to Vietnam and Thailand.

Naturally, this date changes each year, but it will always fall sometime between January 21 and February 20.

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Lana Wong, a prominent Hong Kong actress, wore a pig costume for the event.

An estimated seven million Chinese tourists will head overseas over the Spring Festival this year, according to the official news agency Xinhua, citing numbers from Chinese travel agency Ctrip.

Authorities were expecting an average of 1.77 million global trips per day this week - an 8.9-per-cent increase compared to previous year.

At a temple in Beijing, the celebration was more sedate, as crowds lined up to pray and burn incense.

Taiwan's president Tsai Ing-wen used her social media accounts to deliver a political sideswipe at Beijing with a message highlighting the island's democratic credentials and linguistic pluralism. "Happy Chinese New Year!" "In that spirit, I wish you and your families health, success and happiness in this new year".

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