Lunar New Year 2022: Millions start celebrating

Chinese New Year.

Millions of people start celebrating the beginning of the Lunar New Year on 1 February. This year marks the change from the Year of the Ox to the Year of the Tiger.

A man makes an offering of joss sticks at a temple in Hong Kong
A man makes an offering of joss sticks at a temple in Hong Kong
Spring Festival lights in the city of Handan, China's northern Hebei province. Photo: 30 January 2022
Festive street lights have drawn crowds in China’s Handan city, in the northern Hebei province
A dragon dance troop visits a restaurant in Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand
A dragon dance troop visits a restaurant in Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand
A boy holding candles in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
A boy holds candles in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
A person cracks an egg on a tiger sculpture for blessings at a Chinese temple in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
A person cracks an egg on a tiger sculpture for blessings at a Chinese temple in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Cai Shen Ye, the God of Fortune, walks around the Kapasan Chinese village in Surabaya, Indonesia
Cai Shen Ye, the God of Fortune, walks around the Kapasan Chinese village in Surabaya, Indonesia
Performers play instruments in Yokohama, Japan
Performers play instruments in Yokohama, Japan
A man prays in Palembang, Indonesia
A man prays in Palembang, Indonesia

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