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

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

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

"No matter how gangster Peppa Pig becomes, it can not be allowed to destroy children's youth (or) break rules", an editorial in the People's Daily said last April.

The Chinese New Year will begin on Tuesday, marking the start of the Year of the Pig.

Those born in "pig" years were considered kind, generous, magnanimous, warm-hearted and considerate, and were leaders, he said.

And every Chinese New Year morning, parents make rice dumplings with a lot of sugar in the soup, and kids would say "very sweet" while eating it, hoping the coming year would be sweet and attractive. As one of China's most ubiquitous domestic animals, it has always been an essential part of the country's culture. In Chinese culture, zodiac sign "can be used to determine your fortune for the year, marriage compatibility, career fit, best times to have a baby and so much more".

Chiu, who was wearing a polka dot dress, also used sparklers to welcome the Chinese New Year. Children receive red envelopes filled with money for good luck.

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Thousands of incense-carrying petitioners crammed into the city's famous Wong Tai Sin temple overnight, a popular location to mark the first prayers of the New Year.

The New Year's Eve dinner is considered an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual "reunion dinner".

"After I moved to UBC in 2012, I sometimes spent the Chinese New Year in class, and even forgot about it", she said.

While China's importance as a customer for Australian iron ore and coal show up in the trade statistics, now is the one time of year when Australia's economic reliance on China's success is most obvious on Sydney's streets. In homes and in shops, cute pig dolls were displayed for the festival, which is also celebrated in Vietnam and by ethnic Chinese communities across Asia.

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