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07 February, 2019, 04:39 | Author: Emmett Rice
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In 2018, air pollution records were heightened within the first four days after Chinese New Year was celebrated. The popular short video Tik Tok had even gone so far as to ban the popular children's cartoon character after fans spawned countless memes and parodies, often of a dark, graphic, or sexually suggestive nature.

Most Chinese traditionally ring in the Lunar New Year, which is assigned one of 12 animals each year off the Chinese zodiac, with a family dinner the evening before. All the people are out on the roads to celebrate the occasion.

In this Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, photo, women take a selfie near a tree decorated with red lanterns ahead of the Lunar New Year at Ditan Park in Beijing.

Buddhists believers light candles during celebrations to mark the Year of the Pig at the Jogye temple in South Korea.

Preparations for the Lunar New Year began well before today (Feb. 5), according to the Google blog post.

"I think this is the most important thing for Chinese families", said Richard Yu, owner of Topfresh Asian grocery in Charlottetown.

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The growing popularity of the celebrations was a sign of deepening ties between the two countries, as well as a recognition of historic links. The color red is prominent as a symbol of good luck. The film will be playing in 65 theaters across the country mainly in cities with large Chinese populations like New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Authorities expect there will be nearly three billion trips made during the so-called "Spring Festival", the 40-day period that started on January 21 and ends on March 1.

On Sunday, Feb. 17, the Original Farmers Market and the Grove will have a full-day program of live musical performances with traditional Chinese instruments - guzheng, pipa and flute - as well as dumpling classes Limited dumpling samples from Farmers Market Chinese restaurants China Depot and Peking Kitchen will be available after the demo.

Cynthia Ma and Wendy Qian are good friends, but they have completely different memories of celebrating Chinese New Year in their hometowns in China.

This is different to the Gregorian calendar we use in the United Kingdom, which starts on January 1 each year.

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