Year Of The Pig Celebrations Kick Off Chinese New Year In Colorado

Edmonton's Chinese Catholic Parish celebrates the Year of the Pig

Year Of The Pig Celebrations Kick Off Chinese New Year In Colorado

Also known as the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is a Lunar New Year that marks the start of a festival that looks into a New Year of prosperity.

In the video, team members ring in the Year of the Pig by taking part in traditional celebrations, including exchanging presents, lighting firecrackers, making dumplings, and playing mah jong in front of a very obvious green screen. "I wish you all a healthy and prosperous year ahead".

People walk inside a Chinese temple during the celebration of the Lunar New Year in Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand.

According to Chinese superstition, doing any of these on February 5th - the day Chinese New Year falls on in 2019 - will lead to bad luck for the entire coming year.

Celebrations in major Chinese cities including Beijing and Shanghai were more quiet than usual after authorities previous year banned fireworks due to pollution and safety concerns.

The central theme of Chinese New Year is family.

Numerous festivals will feature pigs because this is the Year of the Pig, one of 12 animal zodiac signs related to the Chinese calendar.

The video, aimed at the team's Chinese supporters, was first shared on Chinese social media platform Weibo.

"Animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gases than all the world's transportation systems combined", Jason Baker of PETA Asia said. However, even today, eating meat is considered as a wealth and status symbol in China.

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