PM Narendra Modi greets Chinese people on their new year

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

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

It is believed to be the most important meal of the year and millions of people are expected to be home to celebrate with their families.

Today is the first day of the Year of the Pig according to the Chinese lunar calendar. In video posted onto Weibo by the PLA garrison in Hong Kong, around 100 soldiers are seen wishing everyone a happy Chinese New Year while arranged into the shape of Peppa's face. It was 375,000 last year and Sydney tourism operators are counting on even more this year. It is the Year of the Pig, an animal which symbolises wealth.

Real estate agents mount special marketing campaigns to sell apartments to Chinese visitors and retailers' sales of luxury goods rival the pre-Christmas rush.

The growing popularity of the celebrations was a sign of deepening ties between the two countries, as well as a recognition of historic links.

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This is a new one-day record for a single market in the world - breaking the previous record of 1.3 billion yuan (about 198 million US dollars) in China on the second day of last year's Lunar New Year holiday. People in China will welcome spring and what it brings along - planting and harvests, fresh starts and new beginnings. The property says it will randomly distribute red envelopes filled with chocolate gold coins and surprise $10 gift cards to anyone in attendance while supplies last. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian) In this Sunday, Feb.3, 2019, photo, a woman takes a souvenir photo of her family posing in front of red lanterns on display at the Longtan Park for a temple fair ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year in Beijing.

But Ma does miss the tradition of making dumplings with her families during Chinese New Year.

Another Chinese New Year tent-pole, "The Wandering Earth", is set for release by China Media Capital (CMC) in the United States in 29 cities across the country on Tuesday.

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