China welcomes the Year of the Rooster with prayers, parades and fireworks

China welcomes the Year of the Rooster with prayers, parades and fireworks I’m in the middle of tapping out an email to my dad, deleting and retyping sentences. On Friday night I’ll cook an abridged Chinese New Year Eve dinner, I write. Maybe I’ll cook noodles (symbolizing happiness, longevity) or dumplings (symbolizing wealth).

NPR

Chinese New Year, The Year Of The Fire Rooster–What Should You Expect?

Chinese New Year starts today, January 28, 2017 with one-sixth of the world celebrating. The Chinese New Year animal is none other than the rooster. The fire rooster. According to experts, in the year of the fire rooster, wishes and dreams should come

The Inquisitr

Snapshots of Chinese celebrating Spring Festival

Police officers Gao Yang (C-L) and Nie Yingjie (C-R) patrol at the Changchun Railway Station during Spring Festial travel rush in northeast China’s Jilin Province, Jan. 26, 2017. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan). BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) — Spring Festival is the

Xinhua

Smile the whole year through

Amid the happy frenzy and a sea of red and gold at the Manila Hotel’s Chinese Lunar Year 2017 celebration yesterday, Hong Kong geomancer Joseph Chau, before the stroke of midnight, had one very important reminder to guests and revelers: Smile — and …

Manila Bulletin

“Year of the Rooster” Brings Celebrations and Hazardous Smog

The Chinese, or “Lunar,” New Year—celebrated throughout China and expatriate populations worldwide—falls on January 28 this year. Because the holiday’s traditionally celebrated with fireworks, millions were set off Friday night, January 27, in

National Geographic

Happy Lunar New Year! China celebrates the year of the rooster

Lunar New Year celebrations took place all over China, welcoming the year of the rooster. One of the main celebrations featured 11 Chinese astronauts. Chinesisches Neujahrsfest 2017 Hahn-Figuren in Zaozhuang (picture-alliance/Photoshot/S …

Deutsche Welle

In these tough times, let’s celebrate the Year of the Rooster without crowing

Family reunions and visiting seniors to pay them our respects are hallowed traditions of Chinese New Year, and they are typically accompanied by a profusion of auspicious phrases wishing each other prosperity and good health. What is our iconic lohei

The Straits Times

Forget Pike Place, there’s a better reason to toss fish this Lunar New Year

Getting ready to toss yee sang aka yu sheng. (Photo from Flickr by C.K. Koay). We’re gathered around a table fragrant with the smell of plum sauce, pickled ginger, pomelo, peanuts, and the pungent odor of raw fish, all arranged in neat piles

Seattle Globalist

China welcomes the Year of the Rooster with prayers, parades and fireworks

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TVNZ

Beijingers buy less fireworks

BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) — Beijingers set off less fireworks this year over pollution concerns as they celebrate Spring Festival, the most important festival in the Chinese calendar. The Chinese Lunar New Year, which this year is the Year of the

Xinhua

Year of the Rooster’s arrival celebrated in Chinatown

The first day of the Lunar New Year calendar was fondly greeted by thousands of people in-and-around the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre on Saturday. Prior to the start of the dragon and lion dances, Premier Notley addressed the crowd, placing emphasis …

CTV News

Welcoming the Year of the Rooster

Our biggest traditional festival is the Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival. As the Chinese live in every country, the festival is celebrated all over the world. Today we say goodbye to the Year of the Monkey and welcome the Year of the Rooster.

The Star Online

Top-Asian-News

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese are lighting incense sticks and praying at temples to wish for an auspicious start to the Lunar New Year. Thousands visited Beijing’s major temples on Saturday, the first day of the Year of the Rooster. Wearing heavy winter

Yahoo News

Year of the Rooster: Students will bring China to Columbia for Lunar New Year

A Chinese lantern hangs from the ceiling of Battle High School’s Performing Arts Center with a message for good fortune during the new year. This week, Chinese New Year will be celebrated as the year of the rooster. A showcase of song and dance will be …

Columbia Missourian

Chinese across mainland welcome Year of the Rooster

Chinese headed to temples and fairs across the mainland on Saturday to wish for an auspicious start to the Lunar New Year. Thousands gathered at Beijing’s major temples on the first day of the Year of the Rooster. Wearing heavy winter coats, they lit …

South China Morning Post

Crowds flock to temples in China as celebrations mark Lunar New Year

People across China are lighting incense sticks and praying at temples to wish for an auspicious start to the Lunar New Year. Thousands of people have visited Beijing’s major temples, as today is the first day of the Year of the Rooster. Share

Belfast Telegraph

Chinese New Year fireworks spark Beijing smog

Efforts to stop people holding displays and curb firework sales were not enough to avoid a sharp rise in pollution. 13:43, UK, Saturday 28 January 2017. Chinese people celebrate Lunar New Year Image Caption: People defied instructions by the

Sky News

Spring Festival enchants foreigners

BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) — Since arriving in Beijing to study in 2014, every Chinese New Year Sabaa Ali El-Tayeb has bought a stuffed toy animal. This year, the Year of the Rooster, she bought a rooster on Wangfujing, a busy commercial street in

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