Hu Mengwei, a Chinese martial arts performer at the celebration, said it was the first time she performed Bajiquan boxing on such a big occasion overseas, which made she so excited.
Many rituals including spring-cleaning homes, decorating streets and hosting large family banquets on New Year's Eve are common practice.
Chinese communities living in cities around the world are also welcoming the year of the Pig, though in Malaysia, where 60 percent of the population is Muslim and a quarter ethnic Chinese, some shopping centres chose not to display pig decorations.
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. "Happy Chinese New Year!".
It's officially the Chinese New Year, which is also known as the Lunar New Year!
Some 1,000 Filipinos and Chinese on Tuesday celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year together by attending and applauding the culture show at SM Mall of Asia in Manila.
Tonight only, Lukshon will be celebrating with a Lunar New Year dinner.
The railway ministry forecast mainland travelers would make 413 million trips during the three-week period around the holiday.
People line up to check in for a movie in a cinema in Yichang, Hubei Province, February 5, 2019. Investigators said it was triggered by fireworks set off by the shopkeeper outside the shop.
For Ken Lin, who works at Leezen in Charlottetown, the Lunar New Year is an opportunity to reflect.
Some shopkeepers sold symbolic ballots to burn as offerings following official promises of an election this year, the first after four years of military rule.
Qian's hometown, Suzhou in the Southern China, uses many traditional Chinese New Year customs from the region.