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Fireworks to light up sky in New York honoring Chinese New Year

Fireworks to light up sky in New York honoring Chinese New Year

The number is expected to grow again this year.

New year's celebrations will also take place in Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and other Southeast Asian nations with sizable ethnic Chinese communities.

The family-friendly celebrations at the Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre will involve activities delivered by the Confucius Institute at the Ulster University.

Pic: ReutersBEIJING: Some regions of China could suffer heavy pollution because of fireworks and unfavorable weather conditions during Lunar New Year celebrations, despite a ban on firecrackers in more than 400 cities, the Ministry of Environmental Protection warned.

More than 400 cities across China, though, have banned fireworks since previous year to curb air pollution during the 15-day holiday and reducing deadly accidents, which are common.

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But like more than a billion people around the world, he's preparing to celebrate Lunar New Year, which falls on February 16, though the big night is the evening before. Now, many teenagers have red envelope apps, allowing relatives to transfer currency digitally.

"It is believed that the bigger they make food offerings to their ancestors, the more incomes they will earn from their businesses in the New Year", he said. South of the Yangtze River, most people eat "soup balls", spring rolls, sticky rice cake, hotpot and fish; common snacks are nuts, peach slices and green bean cake.

"The Dog is an ethical and idealistic sign, and the year that bears its name will also bring increased social awareness and interest in society's less powerful members", the Astrology Club says.

One ingredient featured in Lunar New Year dishes is known in English as fat choy or black moss, an edible algae. Giant, sculpted "lanterns" in the shape of people, animals or robots are lit up and accompanied by fireworks displays and other entertainment. The Chinese use animals to represent each year, which resemble Western constellations.

- Typically, on the first day of the festival, people would pay a visit to their elderly and respected by offering good wishes, whereas the elderly and senior would give gift money in red envelopes, known as hónɡ bāo. Experts estimate that Chinese residents will take over 3 billion trips via public transportation during the Chunyun travel period that goes on from February 1 until March 12.


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