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AP PHOTOS: Asia welcomes Lunar New Year of the Dragon with temple visits and celebrations
by The Associated Press

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10 February 2024

On 10 February 2024 The Associated Press reported: People across Asia welcomed the Lunar New Year on Saturday [10 February ] with family gatherings, festivals, and temple visits to ask for blessings. The Lunar New Year is the most important annual holiday in China, a time for reunions with relatives and friends and to enjoy festive feasts. Each year is named after one of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac, with this year being the Year of the Dragon -- widely considered the most auspicious zodiac sign in Chinese communities. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of culture, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

...Many residents of Hong Kong dressed in red, a lucky color in Chinese culture, to mark the start of the year.

... In Beijing, crowds of people flocked to temple fairs to see traditional folk performances and bought snacks and artwork from booths. Many lit incense sticks to pray for good health and fortune.

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