Nostalgia: Remembering Chinese new Year celebrations in Ipswich from 1986

Nostalgia: Remembering Chinese new Year celebrations in Ipswich from 1986

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Asia has welcomed the Lunar Year of the Pig with visits to temples, family banquets and the world's biggest travel spree.

Better still, Chinese New Year is a season, not a single day - celebrations.

It is believed to be the most important meal of the year and millions of people are expected to be home to celebrate with their families.

The Chinese begin the year with ancestral traditions - a combination of superstitions and customs - with the aim to ward off misfortunes and bring good luck, prosperity and abundance.

Real estate agents mount special marketing campaigns to sell apartments to Chinese visitors and retailers' sales of luxury goods rival the pre-Christmas rush. Companies, shops and government offices closed for official holidays that ranged from two days in South Korea to a week in China.

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So wherever and however you are celebrating, let me wish you a very happy new year, and a prosperous and auspicious Year of the Pig. Unlike the cheerful palette of red shades saturating the land for Chinese New Year, blue is the most dominant color during their festival-from the sky, sea, and on their camouflaged uniforms.

A woman lights incense while praying in a Chinese temple during the celebration of the Lunar New Year in Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand.

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

Taiwan's president Tsai Ing-wen used her social media accounts to deliver a political sideswipe at Beijing with a message highlighting the island's democratic credentials and linguistic pluralism.

Last year, the New Year Event saw all Fortnite games receive a discount of 50%, alongside Save the World players getting four new heroes and a bunch of exclusive weapons.

The film, which will be subtitled in English, will screen in areas with high concentrations of Chinese-American consumers such as Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.

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