World Celebrates Lunar New Year, Part 1/2 (33 pics)




A spectator greets a Chinese dance performer during a Lunar New Year parade celebrating the first da

A spectator greets a Chinese dance performer during a Lunar New Year parade celebrating the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Monkey in Hong Kong, China February 8, 2016. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)

Dancers perform a lion dance outside a local shop during celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year

Dancers perform a lion dance outside a local shop during celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey in Chinatown in Panama City, Panama, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Bystanders watch as dancers perform a lion dance outside a local shop during celebrations of the Chi

Bystanders watch as dancers perform a lion dance outside a local shop during celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey in Chinatown in Panama City, Panama February 8, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

A boy runs as dancers perform a lion dance during celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the

A boy runs as dancers perform a lion dance during celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey in Chinatown in Panama City, Panama, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

A lion dancer from the Chinese community rests during celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year of

A lion dancer from the Chinese community rests during celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey in Chinatown in Panama City, Panama, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Dancers perform a lion dance on a balcony of the Yan Wo temple as locals look on during celebrations

Dancers perform a lion dance on a balcony of the Yan Wo temple as locals look on during celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey in Chinatown in Panama City, Panama, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Dancers perform a lion dance inside a local shop during celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year o

Dancers perform a lion dance inside a local shop during celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey in Chinatown in Panama City, Panama, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Dancers perform a lion dance outside a local shop during celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year

Dancers perform a lion dance outside a local shop during celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey in Chinatown in Panama City, Panama, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

People celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York February 8, 20

People celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York February 8, 2016. (Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

Confetti and spray cans litter the ground as people celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Manhatta

Confetti and spray cans litter the ground as people celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York February 8, 2016. (Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

People celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York February 8, 20

People celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York February 8, 2016. (Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

Women dressed in traditional Chinese costumes wait perform in celebration of the Chinese New Year at

Women dressed in traditional Chinese costumes wait perform in celebration of the Chinese New Year at the Nankinmachi square, China Town on February 8, 2016 in Kobe, Japan. In Nankinmachi, the district known as Kobe Chinatown, tourists enjoyed Chinese food, lion dance and the parade organized to celebrate the Lunar New Year. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)

Chinese dancers dressed in traditional costume take selfies in backstage during a temple fair for a

Chinese dancers dressed in traditional costume take selfies in backstage during a temple fair for a Lunar New Year celebration in Beijing, Monday, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Andy Wong/AP Photo)

A Chinese dancer dressed in the traditional costume performs a cultural dance on stage during a temp

A Chinese dancer dressed in the traditional costume performs a cultural dance on stage during a temple fair for a Lunar New Year celebration in Beijing, Monday, February 8, 2016. Millions of Chinese began celebrating the Lunar New Year, which marks the Year of the Monkey on the Chinese zodiac. (Photo by Andy Wong/AP Photo)

Performers participate in a lion dance at Ditan Park to mark the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year

Performers participate in a lion dance at Ditan Park to mark the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year in Beijing, Monday, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Andy Wong/AP Photo)

Dragon and lion dancers perform amidst exploding firecrackers in celebration of the Chinese Lunar Ne

Dragon and lion dancers perform amidst exploding firecrackers in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year Monday, February 8, 2016 at Manila's Chinatown district in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Bullit Marquez/AP Photo)




Chinese dancers dressed in traditional costume take a selfie in backstage during a temple fair for a

Chinese dancers dressed in traditional costume take a selfie in backstage during a temple fair for a Lunar New Year celebration in Beijing, Monday, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Andy Wong/AP Photo)

A Chinese performer dressed in traditional costume performs a cultural dance during a temple fair fo

A Chinese performer dressed in traditional costume performs a cultural dance during a temple fair for a Lunar New Year celebration in Beijing, Monday, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Andy Wong/AP Photo)

A lion dance performer looks out from the mouth of the lion head at Ditan Park to mark the first day

A lion dance performer looks out from the mouth of the lion head at Ditan Park to mark the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year in Beijing, Monday, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Andy Wong/AP Photo)

A woman dressed in traditional Chinese costumes waits to perform in celebration of the Chinese New Y

A woman dressed in traditional Chinese costumes waits to perform in celebration of the Chinese New Year on a stage at the Nankinmachi square, China Town on February 8, 2016 in Kobe, Japan. In Nankinmachi, the district known as Kobe Chinatown, tourists enjoyed Chinese food, lion dance and the parade organized to celebrate the Lunar New Year. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)

Chinese visitors pray during the celebration of the Lunar New Year at a temple in Hong Kong, Monday,

Chinese visitors pray during the celebration of the Lunar New Year at a temple in Hong Kong, Monday, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Kin Cheung/AP Photo)

Visitors hold joss sticks as they offer prayer at a temple in China Town in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Mo

Visitors hold joss sticks as they offer prayer at a temple in China Town in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Monday, February 8, 2016.(Photo by Koji Sasahara/AP Photo)

North Korean boys play “catch the tail” as they gather at Kim Il Sung Square for Lunar New Year in P

North Korean boys play “catch the tail” as they gather at Kim Il Sung Square for Lunar New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, February 8, 2016. North Korea's state media triumphantly announced in a special news bulletin to the nation on Sunday, February 7, 2016, it had successfully launched a satellite into orbit, calling it a major milestone in the nation's history and the “greatest gift of loyalty” to the country's leader, Kim Jong Un. (Photo by Jon Chol Jin/AP Photo)

North Korean students skip rope as they gather on the plaza in front of the ice rink for Lunar New Y

North Korean students skip rope as they gather on the plaza in front of the ice rink for Lunar New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Jon Chol Jin/AP Photo)

North Korean boys spin a top as they gather at Kim Il Sung Square for Lunar New Year in Pyongyang, N

North Korean boys spin a top as they gather at Kim Il Sung Square for Lunar New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Jon Chol Jin/AP Photo)

North Korean students skip rope as they gather on the plaza in front of the ice rink for Lunar New Y

North Korean students skip rope as they gather on the plaza in front of the ice rink for Lunar New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Jon Chol Jin/AP Photo)

North Korean students skip rope as they gather at Kim Il Sung Square for Lunar New Year in Pyongyang

North Korean students skip rope as they gather at Kim Il Sung Square for Lunar New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Jon Chol Jin/AP Photo)

Dragon and lion dancers perform before a huge crowd in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year Mon

Dragon and lion dancers perform before a huge crowd in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year Monday, February 8, 2016 at Manila's Chinatown district in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Bullit Marquez/AP Photo)

Dragon and lion dancers perform amidst exploding firecrackers in celebration of the Chinese Lunar Ne

Dragon and lion dancers perform amidst exploding firecrackers in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year Monday, February 8, 2016 at Manila's Chinatown district in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Bullit Marquez/AP Photo)

A reveler raises a baby as dragon dancers make their through a crowd to perform in celebration of th

A reveler raises a baby as dragon dancers make their through a crowd to perform in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year Monday, February 8, 2016 at Manila's Chinatown district in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Bullit Marquez/AP Photo)

Performers participate at the 2016 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade on Feb

Performers participate at the 2016 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade on February 8, 2016 in Hong Kong. (Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

A Chinese dancer dressed in traditional costume performs a cultural dance on stage during a temple f

A Chinese dancer dressed in traditional costume performs a cultural dance on stage during a temple fair for a Lunar New Year celebration in Beijing, Monday, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Andy Wong/AP Photo)

An ethnic Malaysian-Chinese devotee burns incense for good luck at the Guan Di Temple on the first d

An ethnic Malaysian-Chinese devotee burns incense for good luck at the Guan Di Temple on the first day of the Lunar New Year in Kuala Lumpur's popular Chinatown area on February 8, 2016. Some 25 percent of Malaysia's 29 million people are ethnic Chinese and celebrate the Lunar New Year, this year marking the Year of the Monkey. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP Photo)

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