Enter the Rooster: Chinese New Year 2017 Celebrations

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The Chinese New Year, also sometimes referred to as the Spring Festival, is an important Chinese festival observed to much fanfare at the turn of the Chinese traditional lunisolar calendar.

In 2017, the first day of the Chinese New Year, the year of the Rooster, was celebrated on Saturday, January 28.

© REUTERS / Romeo RanocoChinese New Year is celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.
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Chinese New Year is celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.
© REUTERS / Romeo RanocoStudents perform a traditional dragon dance in the Binondo district of Manila.
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Students perform a traditional dragon dance in the Binondo district of Manila.
© Sputnik / Janna ManukyanThe first day of the Chinese New Year falls on the new moon between 21 January and 20 February.
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The first day of the Chinese New Year falls on the new moon between 21 January and 20 February.
© AP Photo / Achmad IbrahimWoman releases birds during the Chinese New Year celebration in Jakarta.
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Woman releases birds during the Chinese New Year celebration in Jakarta.
© AFP 2022 / Ye Aung ThuTraditional dragon and lion dance held in the Chinatown of Yangon, Myanmar.
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Traditional dragon and lion dance held in the Chinatown of Yangon, Myanmar.
© Sputnik / Janna ManukyanOther than in China, the Chinese New Year is also celebrated in countries with significant Chinese populations like Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.
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Other than in China, the Chinese New Year is also celebrated in countries with significant Chinese populations like Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.
© AFP 2022 / Aman RochmanWoman wearing a traditional Chinese dress takes part in Chinese New Year celebration in Malang, East Java.
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Woman wearing a traditional Chinese dress takes part in Chinese New Year celebration in Malang, East Java.
© AFP 2022 / Lim Huey TengLion dance held on the first day of Chinese New Year in a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Lion dance held on the first day of Chinese New Year in a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
© REUTERS / Jorge SilvaBuddhist monks pray in Bangkok during Chinese New Year celebration.
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Buddhist monks pray in Bangkok during Chinese New Year celebration.
© REUTERS / Ueslei MarcelinoStatue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio lit up in red during Chinese New Year celebrations.
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Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio lit up in red during Chinese New Year celebrations.
© AFP 2022 / Ye Aung ThuTraditional dragon and lion dance held in the Chinatown of Yangon, Myanmar.
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Traditional dragon and lion dance held in the Chinatown of Yangon, Myanmar.
© AFP 2022 / Manan VatsyayanaThe Chinese New Year celebrations usually continue from the evening on the eve of the first day until the Lantern Festival held on the 15th day of the first month.
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The Chinese New Year celebrations usually continue from the evening on the eve of the first day until the Lantern Festival held on the 15th day of the first month.
© REUTERS / Iris ZhaoPeople gaze on at a fireworks display in Beijing during Chinese New Year celebrations.
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People gaze on at a fireworks display in Beijing during Chinese New Year celebrations.
© REUTERS / Kim Kyung-HoonLion dance performed in front of a temple in Yokohama during Chinese New Year celebrations.
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Lion dance performed in front of a temple in Yokohama during Chinese New Year celebrations.
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