Chinese Lunar New Year Quotes Celebrating The Year of the Pig (2019)

Geraldine Edwards
February 6, 2019

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President Uhuru Kenyatta joined the people of China in celebrating the Chinese New Year by sending an exclusive message.

In an Instagram post, the Filipino-Chinese beauty posted photos of her family, mostly wearing red as they celebrated the Chinese New Year.

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Celebrations in major Chinese cities including Beijing and Shanghai were more quiet than usual after authorities past year banned fireworks due to pollution and safety concerns. 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.

Real estate agents mount special marketing campaigns to sell apartments to Chinese visitors and retailers' sales of luxury goods rival the pre-Christmas rush.

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Streets and busy thoroughfares were uncharacteristically empty in Beijing on Monday, with many shops and restaurants closed until next week.

Early Tuesday, the first day of the year of the pig, hundreds lined up outside famous temples to burn the first joss sticks of the year, expecting it to bring them good luck. Ah yes. But that was plain old New Year.

The New Year's Eve dinner is considered an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual "reunion dinner". "Happy Chinese New Year!"

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Unlike Qian, Ma grew up in Zhengzhou, a metropolis in northern China, and said many Chinese New Year traditions have faded away with the rapid development of the area over the past few years. Today's "Google Doodle" celebrates both the Year of the Pig and the ancient art of shadow puppetry, which plays a role in new year celebrations.

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