Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Richmond residents have mixed feelings over Chinese New Year

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Andrew Cummings | 06 February, 2019, 01:57

In anticipation, millions of Chinese people have taken part in the largest annual human migration to their hometowns.

The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is the longest holiday of the year, and the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar.

Chinese communities living in cities around the world are also welcoming the year of the Pig, though in Malaysia, where 60 percent of the population is Muslim and a quarter ethnic Chinese, some shopping centres chose not to display pig decorations.

When word got out that Lego was releasing two Chinese New Year-themed sets we were elated; but before we could get our hands on it, the sets flew off the shelves. The red envelopes are being filled.

People in China will welcome spring and what it brings along - planting and harvests, fresh starts and new beginnings.

The streets of Beijing and other major Chinese cities were quiet and empty after millions of people left to visit relatives or travel overseas during the year's biggest family holiday. Chinese New Year is marked by the first new moon that appears between the 21st of January and the 20th of February.

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

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor led the festival celebrations and wished all concerned a happy, healthy and rewarding Year of the Pig.

The world's most popular pink, British pig is getting her own movie - in Chinese!

In Yangzhou, China, tourist guides wear pig hats, hold Chinese knots and hang red lanterns to send New Year greetings to tourists at the Yangzhou Slender West Lake scenic area.

Parades and lion dances in Western cities such as NY and London were expected to draw large crowds.

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