It's one of the biggest parties of the year around the world.
Lion dancers perform as they celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, parading through China Town in Yokohama, near Tokyo.
"I look forward to this resolution passing soon and I wish a happy, healthy, prosperous and peaceful New Year to all who celebrate the Year of the Dog", she said. Last year was known as the year of the Rooster.
USA congresswoman Grace Meng Friday introduced a resolution that urges the House of Representatives to officially recognize Lunar New Year.
The Lunar New Year is a holiday celebrated at the beginning of the Chinese lunisolar calendar and is observed by many Asian countries, including China, Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore.
After these preparations, people often buy new clothes, visit temples and travel long distances to gather the family around.
The celebration also includes fireworks, the dragon dance, the giving of money in red envelopes, and eating traditional foods.
With the celebration extending two weeks until the Lantern Festival that marks the 15th day, brands that offer limited-edition merchandise - especially worldwide brands - have several days to not only capitalize on the sizable Chinese market but build relationships with customers on a global level.