Millions of Chinese people around the world celebrated the Chinese New Year and welcomed the Year of the Rooster. People celebrated the new year, also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year, with traditional dragon dance, lion dance and countless firecrackers. Many welcomed the New Year by lighting incense sticks and praying at temples to wish for an auspicious beginning.
They clean their houses and decorate them with beautiful lights and lanterns. People also visit their friends and relatives to enjoy the New Year together. Children are traditionally given red envelopes with money inside which they sleep with under their pillows.
It is said to bring good fortune and happiness in their lives. IBT Singapore has compiled a series of all the colourful festivities in different parts of the world.