Richmond residents have mixed feelings over Chinese New Year

Minnie Murray
February 7, 2019

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.

The Year of the Pig is upon us!

These temporary capacity reductions have been relatively successful.

Worshippers stood in line for hours at Hong Kong's Wong Tai Sin Temple to welcome the new year by lighting incense. The celebrations, which are also commemorated in Vietnam and other countries with ethnic Chinese communities, can last up to two weeks.

More than a billion people across the world have begun celebrating Chinese New Year and the welcome of the Year of the Pig, which starts on 5 February.


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.

The Year of the Pig falls on Tuesday this year.

While China's importance as a customer for Australian iron ore and coal show up in the trade statistics, now is the one time of year when Australia's economic reliance on China's success is most obvious on Sydney's streets. In Chinese astrology, each year belongs to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle.

This year the southwestern megacity of Chongqing became the latest municipality to tighten its curbs on firecrackers by introducing a total ban after the practice was blamed for causing 410 injuries and starting 36 fires in recent years, the news platform 163.com reported.

Pigs are believed to be diligent, compassionate and generous. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) In this Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, photo, vendors carrying pig-shaped balloons for sale to mark the Lunar New Year in Hanoi, Vietnam. "And if the Lunar New Year will do it, why not?" Vietnam is celebrating the Lunar New Year of the Pig, the biggest annual festival of the year.

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