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People across Asia welcome Year of the Pig

06 February 2019

Chinese communities around the world welcomed the Year of the Pig on Tuesday, ushering in the Lunar New Year with prayers, family feasts and shopping sprees.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday extended his warm wishes for the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival.

Finally, Lam said: "This year is the Year of the Pig".

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The holiday also attracts extraordinary numbers of Chinese tourists from overseas.

Hopefully, the above quotes will help bring you happiness as you welcome the year of the pig. Also known as the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is a Lunar New Year that marks the start of a festival that looks into a New Year of prosperity.

Families gathered at home for multigenerational banquets.

Worshippers stood in line for hours at Hong Kong's Wong Tai Sin Temple to welcome the new year by lighting incense.

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Hu Mengwei, a Chinese martial arts performer at the celebration, said it was the first time she performed Bajiquan boxing on such a big occasion overseas, which made she so excited.

Preparations for the Lunar New Year began well before today (Feb. 5), according to the Google blog post. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit) In this Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, photo, two divers perform an underwater Chinese Lion Dance ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations at Aquaria KLCC underwater park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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.

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People across Asia welcome Year of the Pig