How the world is preparing for Chinese New Year 2019 — in pictures
This Lunar New Year begins on February 5 and will ring in the Year of the Pig
Chinese New Year is almost upon us and people from around the world are getting ready to celebrate the Year of the Pig. The Lunar New Year will begin on February 5 and lasts for about 15 days. The event is celebrated with food, fireworks and events. It's generally a time for family togetherness as well. Red is the colour of choice, and homes are often decorated with red lanterns while red envelopes filled with money are given to children. It is used to symbolise wealth, prosperity and good luck.
Updated: February 4, 2019 03:35 PM